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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Visit to Leckhampton Farm Nursery

Saturday, 1 June 10:00 - 12:00

Colette Norris will show us around her wholesale nursery which specializes in succulents. Bring a box for your purchases!
Booking in case of last minute changes, with cell number, lift offered/required to: email: / tel: 031 201 5111 / 071 8 693 693. Directions will be sent on booking.

BotSoc stand at Kloof Conservancy’s Pop-Up Gardens 

Saturday, 22 June and Sunday, 23 June

The BotSoc stand will be at House No. 1. Volunteers are needed! For more information please see Kloof Conservancy's Pop-up Gardens

Talk : Trophic Cascades

Venue to be confirmed
Monday, 24 June 17h30 for 18:00

Guest speaker will be Prof. Ticky Forbes.
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-Renishaw Hills Open Gardens

Near Scottburgh 
Saturday, 13 July and Sunday, 14 July

Visit these spectacular new, to fairly new, indigenous gardens landscaped by Elsa Pooley. Elsa will be there to lead walks. Plants will be on sale by Izinyoni Nursery which is no longer usually open to the public. Tea garden at the Community Centre in the complex.
Bookings and pre-payment available, or pay at the gate. Please email: / tel: 0312015111 / cell 071 8693693. Proceeds to branch projects.


Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens
Sunday 21 July, 14h00

Guest speaker will be the renowned water scientist, Prof. Anthony Turton.
Entrance: Members free, Non-members R50, Students/learners free, includes snacks and refreshments. All welcome. RSVP for catering purposes: email: l: 031 2015111 / 071 8 693 693

Outing: Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve

Durban North 
Saturday, 3 August

Leader: Prof Ticky Forbes, ecologist.

BotSoc Indigenous Plant Fair

Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve, Durban North 
Saturday, 7 September and Sunday, 8 September

Beautiful setting. Nature walks. Food/picnics. Nurseries selling many beautiful, special plants directly to the public! Environmental displays. Volunteers needed.

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.