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01 October 2016 - Yoga at the Lowveld NBG
Every first Saturday of the month at 08h15 we meet on the mat. Yes, its yoga time at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. Be...
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SANBI Events

01 October 2016
Every first Saturday of the month at 08h15 we meet on the mat. Yes, its yoga time at the Lowveld National Botanical Garden. Be...
01 October 2016
Family groups are invited to join a treasure hunting team. Each team will follow a different adventurous route to find some...
01 October 2016
Please note that all walks start at the Visitors Centre (Gate 1).           ...

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29 September 2016
This species was discovered in April 2016 on Marasmodes Day, which is an annual botanical event run by the CREW programme to find populations of species belonging to the Marasmodes genus (a small highly threatened genus of plants in the Asteraceae family).Read more
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27 September 2016
As many people embark on exciting journeys with the intrepid explorers of the past, we get to see to some degree into the ways of thinking of the likes of Acocks, Hafström, Pole Evans and others.Read more
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27 September 2016
Coal mining frequently takes place in the parts of the landscape where wetlands are found, especially when surface mining methods are used.Read more
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23 September 2016
SANBI in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) introduce primary school leaners to biodiversity and careers within the biodiversity sectorRead more

Plants of the week

This attractive, hardy, geophytic pelargonium is ideally suited for sandy fynbos gardens, rockeries or pots.

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Pelargonium articulatum is seldom noticed except when it is in flower, then it is one of the showiest of pelargoniums.

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Animal of the week

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The Temminck’s pangolin is a secretive, primarily nocturnal, mammal that is covered in overlapping plate-like scales, which provides protection from predators.

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

In which province will this new Garden be located?

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