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Night life of the Garden

Join us on the 20th of December, on a night tour around the Garden Route Botanical Garden, and try spot our local night life!

Be on the lookout for the Knysna dwarf chameleon, interesting insects, birds as well as our 11 different species of frogs!

You’ll need • a flashlight and • a very good ear to track their calls, and lastly • lots of enthusiasm!

Joining us on our tour will be Amphibian Expert Ferdie de Lange, the Garden Route Snakes team and Expert of all things living the Garden Route Botanical Garden, Colin Ralston.

Meeting point – Garden Route Environmental Education Center.

R30.00 to participate

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Christmas in the Garden With Carpe Musicam!

Join us in celebration of the Christmas Spirit at the Garden Route Botanical Garden with Carpe Musicam!

The concert will start at 18:30 at the Concert Lawn at the Garden Route Botanical Garden. Please bring your own chairs and picnic baskets along and be a part of this exciting Christmas Music Performance of modern and traditional favourites, this year for the first time presented by the 90-PIECE CARPE MUSICAM! Orchestra & Choir.

Entrance is free of charge. Donations will be collected in aid of the Garden Route Botanical Garden.

For more information, please call 044 874 1558 or email info@botanicalgarden.org.za

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Halloween movie night

Join us for an open-air screening of the 1978 classic movie, Halloween, as we celebrate the actual day of Halloween at the Garden Route Botanical Garden.

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Time: Gates Open @ 18:00; Show Starts @ 19:00
Cost: R50 pp
Age Restriction: 13PG

There will be loads of prizes for best-dressed as well as snacks and drinks for sale. Bring along your picnic basket, drinks and a chair / blanket and join us for a spooky evening under the stars.

For more information, please contact 044 874 1558 or email info@botanicalgarden.org.za

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Bee Talk

On the 24th of July 2019, Yvette van Wyk presented her findings on the historical interconnection between  humans of the Southern Cape and Honey-bees at the Garden Route Botanical Garden.

2019 An Ancient Relationship between Plants, Bees and Humans

This fascinating research stems from her doctoral thesis – ‘Plants, people, and place: complex, mutualistic, and co-evolving global patterns through time’. Follow the link below to read deeper into van Wyk’s integrally pertinent research

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2019 AGM

On the 22nd of June 2019, the Garden Route Botanical Garden Trust hosted our Annual General Meeting. At this well supported event, we discussed the successes of the year thus far. Below you can find the Curator’s report, where Finn Rautenbach sums up the Garden Route Botanical Garden Trust’s involvement in Environmental Education and Outreach, Fund Raising and Garden Development.

Curator GRBG AGM 22 June 2019

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Autumn plant SALE!

The Garden Route Botanical Garden Nursery is bursting at the seams!

New stock is in, fresh fynbos, limited royal blue and white plumbago and lots colourful vygies to carry us swiftly into autumn. Don’t miss out!! Join us for our annual Autumn sale on the 5th & 6th April!

Also remember autumn is the right time to plant FYNBOS