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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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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

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Garden Roots Expo

The Garden Route Botanical Garden is hosting the very first Garden Roots Expo from Friday 26th October 8:30 —5:00 and Saturday 27th October 8:30 —2:30.


This is planned to be a yearly event and focuses on making your garden your piece of Shangri-La. It includes our Annual Spring sale at the Nursery where really affordable indigenous plants are on sale. The annual Wildflower Show done in conjunction with the George Flowers Arrangers who helped make last year’s show spectacular. Also on view this year will be mini-gardens (reminiscent of the Chelsea Flower Show) created by some of the prominent landscapers and nurseries from the Garden Route to showcase their work. Live music will be on offer throughout the day by local musicians and a themed art exhibition will be held – focussing on nature and plants/animals. As this region of the country is not named the Garden Route for nothing, we hope to have visitors gasping in awe at what can be achieved even in small gardens. Talks on garden ideas and an engaging guest speakers will also be on the agenda, while the hards of gardening such as pots, paving and other gardening paraphernalia will also be showcased.


We hope to show how everyone can create their own piece (peace) of heaven, no matter what the size of your garden.