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

Botanical Society of South Africa
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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




SANBI is responsible for exploring, revealing, celebrating and championing biodiversity for the benefit and employment of all South Africa’s people. Perhaps best known for being the custodian of the nine National Botanical Gardens in SA, SANBI is also a respected authority in research into the indigenous, naturalized and alien flora of southern Africa. The institute’s knowledge management and planning branch strives to make biodiversity science more accessible through various mainstreaming projects and initiatives. SANBI is also responsible for ensuring that biodiversity knowledge influences policy, management and decision making. Membership of BotSoc entitles one free entry into any of SANBI’s gardens.
IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.

IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries.
CREW, the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers, aims to eqio a network of volunteers from a range of socio-economic backgrounds with the means to monitor and conserve South Africa’s threatened plant species. The programme links volunteers with their local conservation agencies and particularly with local land stewardship initiatives to ensure the conservation of key sites for threatened plant species.
WWF is one of the world's largest and most effective independent organisations dedicated to the conservation of nature, operating in around 100 countries, supported by nearly five million people. WWFs mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. WWF South Africa currently has seven main programmes; Climate Change, Trade and Investment, Environmental Education, Species, Marine, Freshwater and the Ecosystems Partnership.
The Mazda Wildlife Fund has supported conservation in South Africa for many years by providing vehicles to projects. The Mazda Wildlife Fund supports the work done by the Birds of Prey Programme through supplying the essential vehicles for three projects. The Algoa Raptor Project, the Kalahari Raptor Project and the Lowveld Large Bird Project are dependent on these vehicles to continue raptor conservation work. The Mazda Wildlife Fund with the Conservation Leadership Group was the overall winner of the 2004/5 American Chamber of Commmerce's Star of Africa. The Mazda Wildlife Fund sponsors the CLG's Mazda Double Cab, 2.5 Turbo Diesel Bakkie.
Cape Action for People and the Environment (C.A.P.E.) is a partnership of government and civil society aimed at conserving and restoring the biodiversity of the Cape Floristic Region and the adjacent marine environment, while delivering significant benefits to the people of the region. C.A.P.E. has 23 signatory partners - government departments, municipalities, non-governmental and community-based organisations and conservation agencies. All these organisations and a broader base of stakeholders are united in a common strategy around biodiversity conservation. The programme is coordinated through various governance and co-ordination structures.
The mission of BirdLife South Africa is to promote the enjoyment, conservation and understanding and study of wild birds and their habitat. The organisation has 8 000 members in 40 branches and affiliates and runs national and branch programmes on conservation, education, training and awareness. BirdLife South Africa is a partner organisation for BirdLife International, the world's largest voluntary organisation of nationally-based organisations, present in 103 countries worldwide.
The City of Cape Town is a single municipal structure that replaced the Cape Metropolitan Council and the six metropolitan local councils that historically comprised local government in Cape Town. Cape Town is known internationally as a global biodiversity hotspot under extreme threat. The City's Biodiversity Network has identified about 500 vegetation sites that need to be protected, in order to conserve a representative sample of the City's unique biodiversity. Apart from managing 23 City nature reserves, various biodiversity management and conservation projects are run by the Environmental Resource Management Department.
The National Lottery has sponsored the Botanical Society with funds to enable the reprinting of the 4 posters, Forest; Fynbos; Valley Thicket; and Grassland which is targeted for schools as an educational resource for teachers.
Proudly South African is the “buy local” campaign launched in 2001 by government, organised business, organised labour and community organisations (the constituencies represented in the National Economic Development and Labour Council – Nedlac) to boost job creation and pride in “local” by promoting South African companies and their ‘homegrown’ products and services.

Buying South African stimulates an increased demand for locally-produced products and services. This translates into the safeguarding of existing employment opportunities, economic growth, and the creation of more quality employment opportunities in our country. The Botanical Society is endorsed by Proudly SA and we adhere to its conditions and criteria.