Know, grow, protect and enjoy South Africa’s indigenous plants
People for Plants
There has never been a more important time to support and protect the natural wonders that grow on South African soil. The Botanical Society of South Africa (NPO 003-394) is a member-driven organisation that offers citizen scientists, amateur nature enthusiasts, the general public, and environmental experts the opportunity to join hands and be a part of the solutions to biodiversity challenges across the country. Our mission is to win the hearts, minds and material support of individuals and organisations, wherever they may be, for the conservation, cultivation, study and wise use of the indigenous flora and vegetation of South Africa.
Learn about South Africa’s diverse indigenous plant heritage, why their ecosystems matter so much, and how to conserve them in your own area. Read more.
Meet like-minded people who grow indigenous plants for enjoyment and conservation. Plant South African flora and watch these naturally water-wise plants create a safe haven for pollinators and wildlife at home. Read more.
Initiate, implement and maintain effective conservation efforts in rural and urban landscapes, wherever you are in South Africa, with the support of knowledgeable experts partnering with many other organisations to build our network. Read more.
From wild spaces and botanical gardens, to urban green corridors and your own backyard, our flora will ensure South Africa is a beautiful environment that brings people together with nature and each other. Read more.
Conserving our natural heritage, for all, forever
Our Conservation Work
BotSoc champions biodiversity conservation in South Africa to protect our extraordinary plant diversity and ecosystems.
Latest Conservation News
VELD & FLORA sings
There’s no better time than Heritage Month to reflect on our country’s beautiful natural heritage – its glories, its rarities and the challenges it faces. That’s the general theme we’ve taken for Veld & Flora’s September 2022 issue, now on its way to BotSoc members.
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Join hands with us
People for Plants
Plant Conservation Webinar
We’re hoping to tap into this very idea in our next plant conservation webinar, to chat about the different layers of heritage – from plants to people. We’re asking the questions: How does heritage underpin the work we do? How can we ensure our multigenerational bond with plants isn’t lost? And what role can BotSoc and our partners play in ensuring this bond stands proud alongside our natural heritage?
Join our zoom webinar online or join the networking session on our Youtube Channel. We’ll continue the webinar with a question and answer session from 6pm.
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