Our Blog: Plants and other Stories

CONSERVATION

KZN Coastal Branch: Weeding in our adopted spot, Durban Botanic Gardens

APR 1, 2020 

Durban Botanic Gardens

 

 

Two weeding sessions, organised by the Botanical Society KZN Coastal Branch were held on October 4th and November 29th at Durban Botanic Gardens in the indigenous forest section. Five keen volunteers braved the heat on Friday and managed to fill 4-5 bags in a follow-up to the October 4th weed-clearing.

 

The October session was supported by fourteen helpers who rid the area of mainly Blood-Berry (Rivina humilis),Burrweed (Achyranthes aspera var. aspera), Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia elegans) and palm seedlings. Thank you to Margaret Burger for bringing her WESSA IAP team of 5. Thanks, too, to the 3 UKZN Edgewood students, Christine Bubb for sponsoring Thulani’s help, and the other enthusiastic supporters of both sessions.

 

The Branch previously sponsored the construction of a rustic path in the forest, which is frequently used by school group tours.

Janet Gates, Horticulturist in charge of Special Collections at the Gardens, reports that the forest section is looking very good indeed and that the hard work done by BotSoc’s volunteers has made all the difference!

 

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BotSoc Webinar: Great Southern Bioblitz
BotSoc Beyond Botanical Gardens: Exploring Microhabitats in Overberg Renosterveld
The land of magic: The perfect destination for this plant get-together
City Nature Challenge 2021: Unleash your inner citizen scientist
1 2 14

Hours

Open Monday to Friday 10h00 to 14h00. Closed on weekends and public holidays.

December holidays:  Office will be closed from the 25th December and reopen 1st working day of the new year

Contact Us

We are experiencing intermittent faults with our landlines. If you can't get through on our landline (021 797 2090), please phone or send a message to our alternate WhatsApp number: +27 65 922 6163.

 

GET INVOLVED

BECOME A MEMBER

DONATE

LEAVE A BEQUEST

VOLUNTEER

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This