The Southern Cape Herbarium and the Garden Route Botanical Garden Trust’s offices are situated in the Moriarty Environmental Centre at 49 Caledon Street, George, South Africa next to the Garden Route Botanical Garden. The Centre also houses the WESSA (link) educational office, the botanical library and a tea garden. Alongside the Centre is an indigenous nursery which conducts plant sales to the general public.
The Garden Route Botanical Garden Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation. It is a community-based NGO, largely funded by the surrounding communities, mainly in the form of sponsorships, donations and the volunteering of time and expertise.
Interested members of the public are encouraged to join the Trust as members thereby making an important contribution to the conservation of the region’s flora, environmental education and the scientific study of. Membership fees make a vital contribution to the running of the GRBG and enable the Trust to maintain this beautiful open space.
Membership - Annual Access. For FULL MEMBERSHIP DETAILS please contact our Offices.
Membership fees are R120.00 each for individuals (see membership categories below) and can be paid at our offices or directly into our bank account.
Membership has to be renewed before June each year.
Membership categories & rates:
Adults R 120
Children (age 2-18) R 60
Seniors (60+) R 100
Students R 80
Benefits of being a member of the Trust
- Free Entrance into the Garden Route Botanical Garden
- Notification of all interesting news, events and interesting courses
- Free newsletters
- Invitations to special events
Board of Trustees
The Trust’s members annually elect a board of Trustees for a term of 3 years.
Serving Trustees are:
Titania Mutchie Dambuza
Colin Ralston (Chairman)