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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Outing: Silverglen Nursery and Nature Reserve

Sat 21 April 2018 09h00

We’ll start with a quick shopping spree at the nursery where Brian Abrahams will assist us, and then at 09:45 go for a walk in the Reserve with the Nature Conservator.

Bookings essential, with cell number and any lifts offered/required, to our new Outings Co-ordinator, Phili Dlamini
on email: / tel: 078 121 0452. No charge for members. Non-members are asked to pay a donation of R20 per person to BotSoc..

Talk: Gardens of England and the Chelsea Flower Show

Mon 30 April 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

 Illustrated presentation by Chris Dalzell. Visit some of the most beautiful gardens in England that inspired the world to look at gardening in a way that has been reinvented time and time again to produce form, colour and romance. Visit 10 gardens throughout England and finishing off with the Olympics of Gardening, the Chelsea Flower Show.  

Entrance: R50 for members, R65 for non-members, R35 for students, includes snacks and refreshments afterwards. No need to book. Proceeds to Botanical Education Trust.

Talk on the role of fire in grassland management

Mon 28 May 17:30 for 18:00
Venue: Visitors Centre, Durban Botanic Gardens

 Bongani Zungu, Programme Manager, Restoration Ecology Branch of the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, Ethekwini Municipality, will explain the complexities of, and necessity for, controlled veld-burning.  

Entrance: members R30, students R20, non-members R40, includes tea/coffee on arrival. No need to book.