William John Burchell
George, 19 September 2014

This is a reminder about the WJ Burchell Centenary Commemoration to be held in George on 19 September 2014.

What is Geocaching?

Geochaching treasures can now be found in the Garden Route Botanical Garden ... Find out how to play this exciting game. 

The Garden Master Plan, which was introduced at the recent Annual General Meeting, will be available for viewing at the Moriarty Centre during National Science Week (2 - 9 August 2014) along with several architectural concepts for the planned Environmental Education Centre. Garden members and the general public are encouraged to come and view the designs and provide feedback.


This pond was constructed in a water-logged area of the nursery, solving both the drainage problem and the need for a home for our water-plants.


Introducing the new Trust and Board portfolios
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Garden Route Botanical Garden Trust (held Monday 23rd June 2014) four members were voted onto the board of Trustees including 3 new board members Sue Harris, Fahdiel Manuel and John North. Outgoing chairperson Robin Clark was also re-elected as Trustee and will continue to serve on the Finance portfolio of the board. Other Trustees that will remain in office include Colin Ralston, Ken Gie, Lorraine McGibbon, Cingiswa Mtabati, Chris Neethling and Benjamin Walton.

Realstart environmental training sessions at the GRBG

RealStart- an organisation that mentors school leavers aged 17 – 21, in developing holistically and finding career opportunities.

Dear Friends

William John Burchell, famous explorer and naturalist, encamped in the shadows of George Peak during his travels through the Cape Colony in the months of September and October of 1814.


Poem for the Garden...

This beautiful poem is in a book written by Dr Ian McCullum called “Ecological Intelligence” – Discovering Ourselves in Nature

Ready to plant trees in Rosedale
Rosedale is a barren, sprawling and relatively new township across the N2 highway on the way to Pacaltsdorp. A number of organisations and individuals have joined forces to plant trees for the residents who don’t have shade in their yards, for children who have not experienced the thrill of climbing a tree and have had no birds to wake them up in the morning or herald out the day at dusk.

Become a member of the Garden Route Botanical Gardens...  this allows free access into the Botanical Garden. 

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