South Africa’s biodiversity space 2022: Attend one of the biome and ecosystem-focused plant conservation forums that take place annually across South Africa.
Hacking is about helping to make space for our indigenous plants by cutting down invasive alien trees and bushes, usually with a handsaw or loppers and tree poppers, or sometimes also pulling out seedlings by hand.
Masters student Ricus Nel is growing our knowledge about this unique and biodiverse vegetation through his Master’s research funded by the Botanical Society
People for plants: Meet these four incredible BotSoc volunteers
We hear from the Australian organisers of the GSB as well as the varied experiences of selected participants from across the country, from first timers and veterans.
What is stewardship and when is it the appropriate mechanism to expand the conservation estate?
In order to be climate-smart, gardeners should choose plants that are locally indigenous.
If we don’t stop biological invasions of South Africa, we lose our biodiversity
How to enjoy one of South Africa’s favourite outdoor activities in our spectacular national botanical gardens
Everything starts with Rule 1 of ecological restoration (borrowed from the medical fraternity): First, do no harm.
Warm colour easy-growing blooms for your home or shade garden
We focus on the conservation status and extent of our grasslands, threats and appropriate fire management.
Moja Gabedi is an urban community garden started and run by the University of Pretoria’s Department of Community Engagement, and the development of the project
One in three trees could become extinct, according to the new ‘State of the World’s Trees’ report just released by the conservation nonprofit Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
On the border between KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, Pongola Bush has withstood natural and human onslaughts for more than 2 million years.
The launch of 'Saunders’ Field Guide to Gladioli of South Africa' the first of its kind to offer a complete photographic record of the 166 species that occur in the country!
The Little Karoo town of Calizdorp transforms itself into a succulent showcase celebrating
our indigenous plants at the Vetplant Fees on 18-19 September.
But where are some of the best places to go and enjoy the wildflowers? We asked Hedwig Slabig, Chair of the Botanical Society of South Africa’s
It’s easier than you might think to grow a Protea in your outdoor space, rewarding you with stunning flowers and attracting a range of wildlife to the garden.
You can now carry a quick-access floral reference guide in your pocket on your smartphone, to help you identify the flowers you see around you.
Women like Kaveesha Naicker, Project Officer for the KwaZulu-Natal Node of the Custodians
The biggest threats to our indigenous plant and habitats: alien invasive plant species and how to respond to this challenge.
New South African kalanchoe hybrids have been named in honour of key figures in our botany and horticulture
Projects like VEGMAPhoto on iNaturalist depend on landscape photographs of vegetation shared by any citizen scientist, such as yourself.