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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BotSoc Coastal Branch AGM and talk: How can we make Protected Areas relevant?

Sunday 22 July 14:00

Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

 Guest speaker will be Kevin McCann (M.Sc.), of the NGO, Conservation Outcomes, and formerly of EKZNWL. One of the largest challenges in South Africa is the extensive need for economic growth in order to address the current social disparities, which is taking place with little to no regard for the environmental impacts. It is however a well-recognised fact that the development of new protected areas is a key intervention in addressing biodiversity loss, and yet we need to ensure that these protected areas remain relevant within this economically driven landscape. South Africa’s botanical resources are immense and we have a responsibility to ensure their continued security, for their biodiversity and human wellbeing values. These botanical resources play a key role in ensuring people understand the values of the environment and the need to continually invest in the development of new protected areas.
All welcome. Free for members. Non-members R40, students R20. Includes snacks and teas.
RSVP for catering purposes: tel: 031 2015111 / 071 8 693 693

One-day Tree identification courses with Prof. Eugene Moll

Burman Bush: Tuesday, 18 September
Hawaan Forest: Wednesday, 19 September

Renowned botanist and author Prof Eugene Moll will be visiting Durban in September. We’ll be offering one-day tree walks with Prof Moll. All levels of knowledge will benefit. Contact the Branch office on for the cost and for more details. Discount for members.