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SANBI Events

01 April 2017
Every first Saturday of the month at 08h15 we meet on the mat. Yes, its yoga time at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. Be...
02 April 2017
Winner of MK Award for Best Indie in 2013, and best album in 2014, Shortstraw are undoubtedly making waves on the national indie...
03 April 2017
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...

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02 March 2017
Please note that this training is NOT an introduction to GIS and it is expected that participants have a basic working knowledge of GIS concepts and application.Read more

Plants of the week

A rare fern, only known from the Blyde River Canyon in the Mpumalanga Province, confined to sheer cliffs. The plant grows in small, dense clusters, with simple, greyish, densely velvety, leathery, semi-succulent leaves. During the dry winters, the plant survives in a semi-desiccated state. Easily grown as a pot plant. It is one of two species which occur in South Africa.

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A perfect feature plant for a tropical garden, Macaranga capensis is also used medicinally for various ailments, and it attracts bees and birds to the garden.

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Animal of the week

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The Cape hope squid is regarded as one of the most intelligent species within the class Cephalopoda. Although capable of living in isolation, the Cape hope squid often co-occurs with other fish species in either deep or shallow waters (Rosa et al, 2013).

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

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