Know, grow, protect and enjoy South Africa’s indigenous plants

KNOW

GROW

Protect

ENJOY

People for Plants

There has never been a more important time to support and protect the natural wonders that grow on South African soil. The Botanical Society of South Africa (NPO 003-394) is a member-driven organisation that offers citizen scientists, amateur nature enthusiasts, the general public, and environmental experts the opportunity to join hands and be a part of the solutions to biodiversity challenges across the country. Our mission is to win the hearts, minds and material support of individuals and organisations, wherever they may be, for the conservation, cultivation, study and wise use of the indigenous flora and vegetation of South Africa. 

Know

Learn about South Africa’s diverse indigenous plant heritage, why their ecosystems matter so much, and how to conserve them in your own area. Read more.

 

Grow

Meet like-minded people who grow indigenous plants for enjoyment and conservation. Plant South African flora and watch these naturally water-wise plants create a safe haven for pollinators and wildlife at home. Read more.

Protect

Initiate, implement and maintain effective conservation efforts in rural and urban landscapes, wherever you are in South Africa, with the support of knowledgeable experts partnering with many other organisations to build our network. Read more.

 

Enjoy

From wild spaces and botanical gardens, to urban green corridors and your own backyard, our flora will ensure South Africa is a beautiful environment that brings people together with nature and each other. Read more.

Conserving our natural heritage, for all, forever

The Botanical Society was formed more than a century ago to help develop and support the country’s national botanical gardens. BotSoc’s mission has since grown to supporting plant conservation across South Africa through its branches and by working with key partners. 

BotSoc AGM 2022:

Voting now open

AGM 2 July 2022

It is that time of the year again when BotSoc members make their mark. The AGM voting process commences on 17 June 2022 using postal and proxy voting forms for the Botanical Society of South Africa’s Annual General Meeting on 2 July 2022.

Our Conservation Work

BotSoc champions biodiversity conservation in South Africa to protect our extraordinary plant diversity and ecosystems. 

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STEWARDSHIP

CYCADS

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Latest Conservation News

Through thicket and thin: Protecting this incredible biome
Colour them beautiful: Saving the Hilton daisy
Get involved in plant conservation forums in 2022
Defining the Free State’s Bloemfontein karroid shrubland
BotSoc Webinar: Stewardship and pastoral herding
SA BIODIVERSITY UPDATE: Know your enemy
10 golden rules of ecological restoration
Celebrate succulents at the Calitzdorp Vetplantfees this September
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Botanical Gardens

BotSoc is a proud partner and funder of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), caretaker of our country’s 11 official National Botanical Gardens, as well as other privately run living libraries. 

FEATURED GARDEN
KAROO DESERT

Free State

Kwa-Zulu Natal

DURBAN

KWELERA

Garden Route

LOWVELD

Hantam

Pretoria

Harold Porter

Thohoyandou

KIRSTENBOSCH

Walter Sisulu

Walter Sisulu Gardens

New botanical frontiers

in Veld & Flora’s June 2022 issue – now available.

Curl up in your favourite warm winter spot and delve into the inspiring SA plant world that we celebrate in BotSoc’s own magazine, Veld & Flora.

Remember that during the first three months of publication, only members have online access to the latest Veld & Flora. Both members and non-members can buy extra copies of the print edition at the Botanical Society’s Kirstenbosch bookshops. Click here to join now!

Feel good about your Contribution to Conservation

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WHY JOIN?

Join hands with us 

The Botanical Society of South Africa works to promote the conservation, cultivation, study and wise use of the indigenous flora of southern Africa for the benefit and sharing of all. Donating to BotSoc helps us to form new partnerships and mobilise resources to make worthy contributions, such as creating sustainable jobs and livelihood opportunities in South Africa’s conservation economy.  

People for Plants

There has never been a more important time to support and protect the natural wonders that grow all over South Africa. BotSoc SA (NPO 003-394) offers citizen scientists, amateur nature enthusiasts, the general public, and environmental experts the opportunity to join hands and be a part of the solutions to biodiversity challenges across the country. Together, we are a critical mass of people uniting through our love for protecting plants. Sign up as a member today and feel good about your contribution to conservation. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

30 June 2022

Plant Conservation Webinar

2 July 2022

BotSoc AGM

Latest #BotSocSA News

BotSoc Webinar: Pollination
We’re taking a moment to look at the connection between plants and pollinators during this plant conservation webinar.
Hope for the future: Our youth speaks up for nature
For young South Africans, there is one overriding challenge facing our natural world: a lack of awareness and a disconnect from nature.

Locate your Branch

ALBANY

Free State

KZN Coastal

Pretoria

Algoa

Garden Route

KZN Inland

Southern Overberg

Bankenveld

Kirstenbosch

Limpopo

West Coast

Cederberg

Kogelberg

Lowveld

Winelands

Hours

Monday to Friday 08h30 to 16h00. Closed on weekends and public holidays.

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+27 (0) 21 797 2090

Or contact us by sending a Whatsapp message to +27 65 922 6163 during our office hours.

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