"Committed to the conservation
of a unique wild flower heritage"

Botanical Society of South Africa
E info@botanicalsociety.org.za

T +27 (0)21 797-2090
F +27 (0)21 797-2376

Office hours Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 16:30. Fridays 08:30 to 16:00. Closed daily between 1 and 2, weekends and Public Holidays

Please visit the bookshops at Kirstenbosch for membership matters whilst Head Office is closed. Online joining can be accessed via www.botanicalsociety.org.za.


About Us


The Objects of the Society are:
  • To promote a caring attitude towards the indigenous flora and vegetation of southern Africa amongst all people and to provide a forum for positive collective action by offering its membership to all individuals and organisations sharing its mission.

  • To promote and actively be involved in the conservation, cultivation and wise use of the indigenous flora and vegetation of southern Africa and encourage public interest in the attainment of this object.

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the indigenous flora and vegetation of southern Africa through educational programmes and general enlightenment, aimed primarily at the people of South Africa and to support appropriate study and research projects.

  • To liaise and co-operate, and work in partnership, when considered appropriate, with organisations such as the South African National Biodiversity Institute and others with similar objects in the attainment of the above.

  • To interest the people of South Africa and other countries in the progress and development of all the National Botanical Gardens that have been and may be established by the Board of the South African National Biodiversity Botanical Institute or its successor and to encourage active support of local National Botanical Gardens by the Branches of the Society.

The Society will not only actively engage in partnership activities within and beyond the gardens with SANBI, but also with other organisations.


To win the hearts and minds and material support of individuals and organisations, where ever they may be, for the conservation, cultivation, study and wise use of indigenous flora of southern Africa for the benefit and sharing for all.