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SANBI Events

25 August 2017
Our Spring Exhibition will have approximately 54 local artists taking part with a wide variety of styles, mediums and experience...
28 August 2017
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...
04 September 2017
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...

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21 August 2017
SANBI was the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Awards category sponsor at the gala event which took place on Thursday 17 August 2017.Read more
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21 August 2017
Kwelera National Botanical Garden is situated on the coast and is the first proclaimed national botanical garden in the Eastern Cape.Read more
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10 August 2017
The KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden (KZN NBG) hosted the third annual toiletry drive, where the public was given free entry into the garden, provided they donate toiletries or sanitary pads.Read more
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03 August 2017
There will be a variety of indigenous plants on display that will offer a great opportunity for plant enthusiasts to shop for their favourite plants.Read more

Plants of the week

An attractive, mat-forming groundcover or semi-shrub that bears beautiful sprays of pea-like, purple-blue flowers in spring.

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A dainty perennial geophyte, with substantial stems and brightly coloured flowers; it grows wild in well-drained, rocky grasslands of eastern southern Africa.

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Animal of the week

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The relationship between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plants is purely symbiotic in nature. The fungi help plants capture nutrients such as phosphorus, sulfur, nitrogen and micronutrients from the soil.

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A 10th SANBI National Botanical Garden, Kwelera NBG, is currently being developed.

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