Coming events

Join BOTSOC KZN Coastal branch on our exciting outings and events programme. This year we have a more ecological slant - plants with birds, bats, butterflies… something for everyone- young and old, beginner or expert !

Attendance at any of our functions / outings is at your own risk and neither the Botanical Society nor this Branch can be held responsible for any injury or loss that may occur. You are required to sign an indemnity form for all outings.
Booking is essential, as arrangements may change at the last minute.
Non-members are most welcome and are asked to pay R20/pp. donation. Unless otherwise stated, please book /enquire /arrange lifts through the BotSoc branch office: email: Tel: 031 201 5111 (Mon and Thurs after 10:00) Cell: 071 8693 693

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Talk : Where have all the birdies gone? … A Series of Unexpected Biological Cascades…..

Durban Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre
Monday, 26 August 17h30 for 18:00

Guest speaker: Prof Anthony (Ticky) Forbes, aquatic scientist. The significance of the interactions between predators and their prey has long been an intriguing topic. However, other interactions between animals, from starfish to sea otters, occupying the same habitat can be equally fascinating. This talk will look at some of the examples which illustrate these biological cascades and will use a local example from Durban Bay.
Entrance: Members R35, Non-members R55, Students/learners R25, includes teas at the start. Proceeds to branch projects. All welcome. No need to book. Enquiries: tel: 031 2015111 / 071 8 693 693

BotSoc Indigenous Plant Fair

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Durban North 
Saturday, 7 September and Sunday, 8 September
09:00-16:00 both days

Beautiful setting. Nature walks. Food/picnics. Nurseries selling many top quality, colourful, special plants directly to the public! Environmental displays. Don’t miss this event! Volunteers needed.

Outing to Hawaan Forest

Saturday 14th September
Time to be advised
Unique dune forest with special species and climbers. Led by Jocelyn Sutherland. Booking essential, as numbers are limited, through the Branch office

Garden tours of a tranquil ‘Toti garden

Postponed until later in the year

Lydia will lead leisurely tours around her garden followed by tea and cake. The property is 1300 square metres and was originally totally exotic. Over the eighteen years she has lived there Lydia started slowly clearing and replacing with indigenous species that thrive yet never get watered. Trees, rocks, pot-plants and a tranquil atmosphere are just some of the attractions. Tours will start promptly at 09:00 and 11:00. Numbers limited. Bookings and pre-payment are essential. Please email: / tel: 0312015111 / cell 071 8693693. Members R60pp, non-members R70pp, price includes tea and cake. Proceeds to branch projects.