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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 19:27

Plant Name up for Auction !!!

PLANT NAME UP FOR AUCTION:

A rare opportunity presents itself for those who have everything. Ideal for a loved one on an anniversary or birthday. It is the chance win the right to name a new plant, previously not known to botanical science.

The right to name the new plant will be awarded to the highest bidder and the name chosen by the winning bidder will be permanently part of the botanical binomial or scientific name of this plant.

Launch of NSW 2017 in PE

What an honor it is to be partaking in something as in incredible as National Science Week organised by the Department of Science and Technology! It has been nothing less than an absolute pleasure representing the Garden Route Botanical Garden at the launch of National Science Week here at Nelson Mandela University Missionvale Campus!

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK AT THE GARDEN ROUTE BOTANICAL GARDEN - 7 to 11 Aug 2017

More than just sightseeing happening around the garden! This week especially students are traveling to and through the garden with the purpose of partaking in various educational filled activities... ultimately advancing science tourism.

URGENT APPEAL FOR UNWANTED FURNITURE DONATIONS

We are now in the privileged position to host an intern that will be starting with us shortly. The Herbarium Curator, Priscilla Burgoyne, has moved out of her office which used to be a flat.

We are appealing to please donate any unwanted household items to furnish this flat for our intern?

THE BLACK WATTLE BIOCONTROL AGENT:
Dasineura rubiformis

The release time for Dasineura rubiformis starts NOW !!! (July 2017)
It’s a midge that prevents black wattle from setting seed.  It has taken off like a rocket in release sites and is fast becoming one of the most important aspects of black wattle control.

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