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

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BotSoc is dedicated to biodiversity conservation and environmental education and awareness. Read our latest blogs and news stories here and join us as we get to know, grow, protect and enjoy South Africa’s indigenous plants.

Roots and Words
South Africa’s Bushveld Vegetation: An Introduction
Spring Flower Watch: Tienie Versfeld Nature Reserve
Spring Flower Watch: West Coast National Park
Pondoland’s medicinal plants treasures
Spring Flower Watch: Biedouw Valley
A new field guide for Overberg Renosterveld
Spring Flower Watch: Nieuwoudtville Wildflower Reserve
Earth Overshoot Day: Climate Crisis Impacts on South Africa’s Plant Diversity
Spring Flower Watch: Hantam National Botanical Garden
Our Living Libraries: Why are Botanical Gardens so important?
Community and Partnerships: Restoration planting at Princess Vlei
Gardens open again from Monday 3 August
Forests of South Africa
Greek Gods, Fire & Snow: An introduction to Proteas
A Megadiverse Country: Introducing South Africa’s biodiversity hotspots
The science of names: An introduction to plant taxonomy
Making space for nature: How to create a bird-friendly garden
Ericas of the Southern Cape
Diversity unparalleled: An introduction to Ericas
#ForNature: An Introduction to the National Biodiversity Assessment
Stewardship and Grasslands: An interview with Isabel Johnson
The Humble Spekboom: Climate Change Saviour or Overrated Fad?
Endangered Species Day: Threatened Plants of South Africa
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