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SANBI Events

21 August 2017
The Botanical Society's volunteer Garden guides, who are brimming with amazing knowledge and insights into the Garden, lead...
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...

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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
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01 August 2017
Keneilwe Hlahane, a GIS intern with the SANBI National Biodiversity Assessment (NBA) team, has won the GIS Esri South Africa Young Scholar Award 2017, for her project titled 'Monitoring Eutrophication of inland waters using GIS Techniques'.Read more
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31 July 2017
SKEP ISC receives Phase 2 project funding from the LHSKTRead more

Plants of the week

An interesting tree because of its unusual appearance of silky, copper-like bark that peels in large flakes; a great specimen for making bonsai trees and an excellent garden feature plant.

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Century plants are popular ornamental plants that are native to Central America, southern North and northern South America. Agave americana is no exception and as a result of its widespread cultivation, has become naturalised in many regions globally, including South 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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