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SANBI Events

02 May 2018
2018 Programme of Wednesday Talks at Kirstenbosch Date Speaker Topic 24 Jan EDWIN RYE      ...
05 May 2018
Join Jonathan Leeming for this morning seminar on southern African spiders and scorpions. and learn from an authority on the...
13 May 2018
 Join us for a fun-filled day of music and dance at  #JozisNO1outdoors, a serene classy outdoor venue The Mother's Day...

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20 April 2018
This conference will bring together plant conservation scientists, policy makers and practitioners from across the world to consider the future of plant conservation.Read more
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19 April 2018
SANBI is excited about having secured the service of Leon Kluge Garden Design and head designer Leon Kluge to design and lead the construction team of the Kirstenbosch-South Africa Chelsea Flower Show exhibit for the next five years.Read more
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09 April 2018
For the first time since 2014, the Brunsvigia bosmaniae are going to flower in their masses.Read more
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15 March 2018
The Forum provides an opportunity for individuals, agencies and departments involved in spatial biodiversity planning to share and synthesise valuable lessons from systematic biodiversity planning projects across South Africa.Read more

Plants of the week

This low-growing, bushy perennial, occurring near the coast, flowers from late spring to autumn. It will make a showy container plant, a lovely addition to small damp pockets in a rock garden and can even be used as an edging plant in herbaceous borders.

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Striking ornamental perennial with compactly clustered foliage on arched fronds resembling cat’s tails. Tiny, white, fragrant, star-like flowers are followed by showy red berries, which are very attractive to birds.

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Animal of the week

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The southern African python, is a very solid and heavily built constrictor, and the largest in southern Africa. The snake is found in a wide range of habitats, although usually near sources of water.

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

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