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

Location: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Algoa Branch

 

This branch, originally called the Port Elizabeth Branch, was formed in 2002 to serve the Algoa Bay region of the Eastern Cape.

About the branch

It aims to promote conservation of the region’s flora through awareness activities and outings, as well as the local CREW group (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers).

About the Area

 

The area is best described in East of the Cape: Conserving Eden by Richard Cowling and Shirley Pierce, where “two great biogeographical kingdoms meet: the Cape to the west and the Afrotropical to the east”. Typical vegetation types include sandstone fynbos and dune thicket.

Cool Facts

1.

Van Stadens Wild Flower Reserve, about 40 km west of Port Elizabeth, conserves a number of endemic, rare and threatened plants and serves as an important environmental education centre to local communities.

2.

Other notable local nature reserves include Addo Elephant Park, Groendal Wilderness Area, The Island Nature Reserve, Kragga Kamma Game Park, and Settlers Park Nature Reserve.

3.

The Kwelera National Botanical Garden in East London is South Africa’s 10th national botanical garden and the first SANBI garden to be established in the Eastern Cape.

With estuarine, riverine, vegetated dune systems and history of human activity, this garden reflects the natural beauty the Wild Coast region has to offer.

Contact the Branch Chair

Eileen Campbell

Latest Branch News

Spring Flower Watch: West Coast National Park
Pondoland’s medicinal plants treasures
Spring Flower Watch: Hantam National Botanical Garden
Our Living Libraries: Why are Botanical Gardens so important?
Ericas of the Southern Cape
Interview with Elise Buitendag, author of ‘Genesis of a Garden’
Call for Nominations: BotSoc Honours and Awards 2020
Community and Biodiversity: Fun at the Fynbos Festival
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ALBANY

Free State

KZN Coastal

Pretoria

Algoa

Garden Route

KZN Inland

Southern Overberg

Bankenveld

Kirstenbosch

Limpopo

West Coast

Cederberg

Kogelberg

Lowveld

Winelands

Office hours

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

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+27 (0) 21 797 2090
+27 (0) 21 797 2376

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