Autumn plant SALE

We are happy to announce that we will once again have our AUTUMN PLANT SALE 7 & 8 May 09:00 – 14:30 Just a reminder that Autumn is the right time to plant Fynbos, as the soil is cooler and they can become established and develop a good root system before the next summer. Great… Continue reading Autumn plant SALE

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Leo, the Leopard Tortoise

Stigmochelys pardalis, more commonly known as theleopard tortoise, bergskilpad or mfutsu, is an attractivelymarked, long-lived member of South Africa’s ‘SmallFive’ (along with the rhino beetle, the red-billed buffaloweaver, elephant shrew and the antlion). The largestspecies of tortoise in southern Africa, the leopardtortoise is the only species in the genus Stigmochelys. The leopard tortoise is considered… Continue reading Leo, the Leopard Tortoise

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Forest boardwalk in the mushroom meander: Progress update

In August last year the GRBG announced thecommencement of a new Garden upgrade project: TheForest Boardwalk for Wheelchair Access to theMushroom Meander. A generous donation from theRowland and Leta Hill Trust made it possible to ‘breakground’ on this project and for the past nine monthsKen Gie and his team have been hard at work tacklingthe… Continue reading Forest boardwalk in the mushroom meander: Progress update

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April 2021

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March 2021

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A Mad Summer, a Cuckoos Summer

It has been a mad summer, with COVID lock-downs, masks, hand sanitisers and late starts to the day. Bird life numbers are down this year but several interesting sightings have been made. While sitting quietly watching for the Brown-hooded Kingfisher, a Diederik’s Cuckoo came and sat close by, oblivious (or tolerant?) of the camera and… Continue reading A Mad Summer, a Cuckoos Summer

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Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer Sampling Report

We had a visit from Dr. Anandie, who is a specialist in the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer, she used the botanical Garden to sample the beetles and survey the trees in which they are found and has shared her report with us. GeorgeBotG_report_Oct2020

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February 2021

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