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SANBI Events

19 February 2018
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...
21 February 2018
Meet at Gate 1 (where Vida Cafe and the large shop are). A leisurely walk through the various habitats of Kirstenbosch will take...
21 February 2018
Paul will telll us about a simple grey water system that uses bath, shower and washing machine water, to water the garden. Paul...

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15 February 2018
An educational day and fun run was held at the KZN NBG for learners from neighbouring schools in Pietermaritzburg.Read more
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18 January 2018
SANBI successfully hosted the fourth annual Management, Research and Planning (MAREP) Forum on the 23rd and 24th of November 2017 at Kirstenbosch NBG.Read more
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14 December 2017
SANBI and its stakeholders held the first Eastern Cape Invasive Species Forum meeting on the 18th of October 2017 in East London.Read more
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08 December 2017
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden made top honours at the Westrand Chamber of Business and Tourism.Read more

Plants of the week

A beautiful herb, with attractive bright blue flowers and trailing stems up to 1.5 m long, from an extensive rootstock. It is easily propagated and thrives in well-drained soil with some water and plenty of sun.

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Spring flowering Stachys rugosa is a water-wise, ornamental, herbaceous perennial, with felted leaves that have a pungent aroma of pyrethrum or sheep dip, when crushed.

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Animal of the week

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Dwarf mussels are known to be hermaphroditic, having a male gonad on one side and female one on the other.

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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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