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

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. 

Our Conservation Work

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

Conservation Programme 

As the BotSoc Conservation Programme was restarted at the beginning of 2020, we are currently busy laying a foundation for being able to play a key role in the South African plant conservation space, guided by South Africa’s Plant Conservation Strategy.

Conservation partners

Initial milestones are a dedicated BotSoc Conservation Budget, continued maintenance of existing partnerships and the initiation of new working relationships with conservation partners across the country.

We have dedicated resources to implement conservation projects through our branches, strategic funding of botanical specialist work to address habitat loss in highly threatened habitats, and for training of interested BotSoc members to play a more strategic role in the Environmental Management space.   

Please check in regularly to track how we are doing; we value your interest and continued support. 


Crew Programme 




Latest Conservation News

South Africa’s Bushveld Vegetation: An Introduction
A new field guide for Overberg Renosterveld
Earth Overshoot Day: Climate Crisis Impacts on South Africa’s Plant Diversity
Community and Partnerships: Restoration planting at Princess Vlei
A Megadiverse Country: Introducing South Africa’s biodiversity hotspots
Stewardship and Grasslands: An interview with Isabel Johnson
Endangered Species Day: Threatened Plants of South Africa
Meet the Marasmodes: A celebration for Freedom Day

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