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Members’ 1 Exhibition: 19 April – 29 April 2018: All Members of The South African Society of Artists can still take...
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SANBI Events

19 April 2018
Members’ 1 Exhibition: 19 April – 29 April 2018: All Members of The South African Society of Artists can still take...
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...

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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
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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

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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