"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

SANBI Gardens

The history of the partnership between the two organizations dates back to the establishment of Kirstenbosch garden in 1913. This partnership is based on the recognition that the struggle to preserve our rich diversity of plant life can only be won when conservation organizations work together in finding common solutions to common problems. Through the MoU, the two organizations will mobilize financial resources for small infrastructure and a variety of projects in the national botanical gardens in South Africa. SANBI’s work in botanical gardens will benefit from the support of BotSoc members and volunteers. For example, SANBI’s programme on Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) will see continued and increased involvement of BotSoc members especially in the area of biodiversity research. The teacher development resources and action programme of learners in communities will be strengthened to articulate such areas such as climate change, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. All these are subject to the provisions of the agreement between the two organizations.

SANBI is a respected authority in research into indigenous, naturalized and alien flora of Southern Africa it is an institute under the Department of Environmental Affairs (an IUCN state member since 1993) responsible for ensuring that biodiversity knowledge influences policy, management and decision making.

Click here to view the SANBI website.