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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

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Night life of the Garden

The 28th of February is Leap Day for Frogs!
To celebrate this, join us on a night tour around the Garden Route Botanical Garden, and try spot our local night life!
19:00 – 21:00
Be on the lookout for the Knysna dwarf chameleon as well as our 10 different species of frogs!

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

R30.00 to participate

For more info, contact the GRBG by phone: (044) 874 1558 , fax: 086 627 9445 or email:


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1st and 2nd of February 

Prices on selected trees and plants will be offered at bargain prices and these will be identified by “Yellow Tags” with some items going for as little as R5.00. This is a great opportunity to fill your garden with indigenous trees and plants at greatly reduced prices. Bank card facilities available, lots of parking and light refreshments available at the Getafix Café

Times: Friday 08h30 – 14h30
Saturday 09h00 – 14h00
Sunday closed

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Carols by Candlelight

Come enjoy carols by Candlelight in the garden!
EVERYONE welcome!
Please bring your own chairs and snacks.

Entrance is donation based.
Don’t miss out on this exciting event.

2 December 2018, it starts at 18:30 and ends at 20:30

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Gholf dag 2018

Gholf dag

Die gholf dag wat op 27 September by George gholfklub, ten bate van die Tuinroete Botaniese Tuin gehou is, was ‘n groot sukses.  Die heerlike, sonnige dag het grootliks gesorg vir die lekker atmosfeer wat geheers het.

Die dag is gereël deur Johan Botha en Stephan Gericke – albei baie ervare in die reël van fondsinsamelings funksies. Ons groot dank en waardering aan hulle vir die tyd bestee, die kilometers gery en die oorredingsvermoë gebruik, wat tot groot borge en pryse gelei het. Roger Bath, Elizabeth Boshoff en Joan Shaw het ook ‘n handjie bygesit. ‘n Lys van borge en donateurs verskyn hieronder.


‘n Kruiwa vol drank is ook uitgeloof.  Hierbenewens is ‘n klein wynveiling net voor die prysuitdeling gehou. Buks Gericke het as afslaer opgetree.


Elke speler het ‘n prys ontvang.  Die eerste prys was twee slagskape wat deur Stephan geskenk is. ‘n Lys van die instansies en mense wat pryse geskenk het, verskyn hieronder.

Die kompetisie is gewen deur E Barnard en S Barnard. Jacques Snyman en Danie Conradie was tweede en Ruben Barnard en Martin Oosthuysen derde.  Daar is ongelukkig net enkele foto’s van die spelers geneem –  geen van die wenners – behalwe van Ruben Barnard.

Ons hartlike dank aan almal wat ‘n prys geskenk het, as borg of donateur opgetree het. Ons versoek dat u die instansies wat pryse geskenk, as borge of donateurs opgetree het sal ondersteun.

Die terugvoer aan Johan Botha het ons laat besluit dat, as alles goed gaan, die volgende gholf dag weer op die laaste Donderdag van September 2019 gehou sal word. Maak solank ‘n aantekening van die dag en datum.

Gholfdag Borge OKTOBER


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Real Live

You asked for it, and we’re doing it again! Join up for the 2018 season finale RealLive Concert in the Garden. Again taking place with the spectacular silhouette backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains, amongst a beautiful indigenous garden setting.

You won’t want to miss out on this stellar lineup, headlining one of South Africa’s top indie bands, Diamond Thug, as well us upcoming bands Poor Princes & Arc the Forest. Also featured are Georges’ local indie heroes, Kloudink, and singer songwriter Mathew Rodriguez. With opening vibes by DJ LJT to get the session off to a foot tapping start.

Food and beverages will be on sale, but you are welcome to bring your own picnic basket and drinks.

Join us for what is set to be another incredible evening of original live music, in the heart of the world renown Garden Route.

Venue: Garden Route Botanical Garden
Online: Quicket
Pre-sale: Caloroso Café – R50
At the gate – R60
Gates open at 17:00, first act at 17:30


Diamond Thug
Poor Princes
Arc the Forest
Mathew Rodriguez