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25 September 2016
Free State National Botanical Garden Food and Art Market is held every last Sunday of each month. Visitors can browse...
25 September 2016
Nestled below Castle Rock and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, the Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market is arguably the...
26 September 2016
There are walks at 10h00 and 14h00 from Monday to Saturday and an additional walk on Tuesday at 11h00. There are no walks on...

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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
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16 September 2016
Q3 CAPE e-news articleRead more
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13 September 2016
News article on BGIS updatesRead more

Plants of the week

A shrub or small, deciduous tree with wine-red winged fruits in autumn and winter, well suited to a warm, sunny rockery, bushveld and semi-arid gardens.

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A scrambling, evergreen shrub with yellow flowers in spring and summer; it is a pretty garden plant and is one of South Africa’s magical medicinal plants.

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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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