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City Nature Challenge 2021

City Nature Challenge is an event started by iNaturalist where cities around the world compete for the most identifications of living organisms in their region.
Observations will be taken from April 30th until May 3rd. Identifications of these observations will be allowed from the April 30th – May 9th.
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Level 3 restrictions!

Level 3 restrictions and how it affects the Garden:
After the President’s speech last night we would like to clarify any confusions.
With the new restrictions in place the Garden has to adhere to certain new regulations. The Garden will be open as access to the Garden can be controlled however in terms of the Covid regulations nobody should enter the Garden outside of opening times/through any gate other than the Protea gate. If it is found that people are entering through other gates/outside of opening times the Garden is in danger of having to close completely as it is then no longer access controlled. We ask all members to please adhere to these stipulations.

New opening times of the garden:
09:00 – 18:00
These times are from immediate affect

Covid 19 protocol when entering the Garden:
You will be required to sign in at the gate
Everyone entering must wear a mask, please keep your mask on at all times
Masks may be removed when exercising but the person exercising must keep the required social distance of 1.5 metres from anybody else.
Masks are only allowed to be removed by people who are exercising, everyone else in the garden must wear a mask at all times and social distancing must be adhered to.
You will be required to sanitise & have your temperature taken when entering

Level 3 restrictions

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Night life in the Garden

Join us for a night tour through the Garden Route Botanical Garden, and try to spot our local nightlife.Β πŸŒ•
Be on the lookout for the Knysna dwarf chameleon, interesting insects, birds as well as our 11 different species of frogs!Β πŸ¦‡πŸ•·πŸ’
Bring with
πŸ‘‰Β a flashlight and
πŸ‘‰Β a very good ear to track their calls, and lastly
πŸ‘‰Β lots of enthusiasm!
The evening will be starting off with a presentation from:
🐍 Snake and reptile handler and rescue expert Justin
πŸ¦‰Β Lauren Foss from Birds of Prey
🐸 Amphibian Expert Ferdie de Lange
Expert of all things living in the Garden Route Botanical Garden, Colin Ralston and spider expert, Anthea Fuller will also be joining us on the tour.
R50.00 entrance & it starts at 6pmΒ 
Ages 12 and above welcome!Β 
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Carols by Candlelight

Happy News!!πŸ’ƒ
Our Carols by Candlelight event is still happening. πŸ™πŸ•―
Please note the date has been changed to Tuesday the 22nd of December.

In order to fall into covid regulations, the following will be done:
– Entrance will be limited to 200 people, come early to avoid disappointment.
– Social distancing measures will be put into place.
– No mask, no entrance.

What to bring:
🎡 A Picnic basket with lekker snacks
🎡 A blanket or chairs
🎡 And Christmas cheer

This will be a free event, but donations will be collected in support of the Garden Route Botanical Garden which is a Non-Profit organisation.
You can choose to bring your own candle and candleholder. However, candles will be for sale at the event! πŸ•―

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Black Friday Plant SALE

The Garden Route Botanical Garden Indigenous Plant nursery will have its FIRST ever BLACK FRIDAY SALE this year… πŸ–€πŸŽ‰πŸŒΏ

Because plant lovers should also be able to celebrate #blackfriday!! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ±πŸŒΌ

Come spoil yourself as a wide variety of plants will be on sale at greatly discounted prices! πŸŒΈπŸ€‘

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Nightlife in the Garden

Join us for a night tour through the Garden Route Botanical Garden, and try to spot our local nightlife. πŸŒ•
20th of November at 6.30pm

Be on the lookout for the Knysna dwarf chameleon, interesting insects, birds as well as our 11 different species of frogs! πŸ¦‡πŸ•·πŸ’

Bring with
πŸ‘‰ a flashlight and
πŸ‘‰ a very good ear to track their calls, and lastly
πŸ‘‰ lots of enthusiasm!

The evening will be starting off with a presentation from:
🐍 Snake and reptile handler and rescue expert Justin
πŸ¦‰ Lauren Foss from Birds of Prey
🐸 Expert of all things living in the Garden Route Botanical Garden, Colin Ralston

Spider expert Anthea Fuller will also be joining us on the tour.

R50.00 entrance
Children under 8 enter free

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Carpe Musicam! Orchestra in the Garden

Carpe Musicam! is at present a community-based orchestra of 32 members.
Our repertoire for this event will be themed on celebrating our fifth birthday, life, the outdoors and everything that goes with the retreat of the COVID-19 virus and the opening up of our lives once again.
The music is light music hits such as In the Mood, Wonderful World, St. Elmo’s Fire, Yellow Submarine, Blue Moon, la Cumparsita, a Sinatra hit medley – nothing heavy or hard to listen to…
It will be the perfect occasion to enjoy a few afternoon hours in the Garden while enjoying good, fun music and the company of friends and family and tucking into your picnic hamper, liquid or otherwise!
Cash tickets at the gate:
R50 for adults
Free to Scholars
Please bring your own chairs, blanket and picnic basket.