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 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.