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

Botanical Society of South Africa
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The Botanical Society is currently closed and will reopen 2nd January 2019.
New and renewals of memberships can be done at the bookshops Gate 1 and 2 at the Kirstenbosch Gardens.

When the Botsoc Head Office is closed, please kindly visit either of the BotSoc bookshops at Kirstenbosch entrances 1 and 2, where staff will assist you with membership joining and/or renewals

Branches & Gardens

Branches are formed around the country by members volunteering to drive local activities in support of the mission and objectives of the Society.  These are located around the country, and a member are automatically affiliated to the nearest branch to them.  Branch activities are mainly driven by volunteers who organize events, talks, walks, fundraising activities, etc.  There are also a host of opportunities for members to volunteer their services to assist the branch committees with their programmes.

Map / List of Branches by Region


Albany Serving the Eastern Cape Province and centred on Grahamstown.
Algoa Covering the greater Port Elizebeth area, Eastern Cape

Free State Serving the Free State and the Free State National Botanical Garden and centred on Bloemfontein.

Garden Route Covering the Still Bay, Mossel Bay, George, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay to Nature’s Valley regions of the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces respectively.

Bankenveld Serving the western part of Gauteng Province and the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden and centred on Roodepoort ( now incorporating the former Johannesburg Branch).
Pretoria Serving the Pretoria environs of Gauteng Province and the Pretoria National Botanical Garden .

KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Serving the coastal region of KwaZulu-Natal Province centred on Durban.
KwaZulu-Natal Inland Serving the inland regions of KwaZulu-Natal Province and the Natal National Botanical Garden in Pietermaritzburg.

Limpopo Serving the Limpopo Province and centred on Polokwane (Pietersburg) and Haenertsburg.

Lowveld Serving the north-eastern parts of the country and the Lowveld National Botanical Garden and centred on Nelspruit in Mpumalanga Province.

Southern Overberg Covering the eastern Overberg region of the Western Cape Province.
Cederberg Serving the Clanwilliam, West Coast and Namaqualand regions
Kirstenbosch Serving the Cape Peninsula and environs, the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden all in the Western Cape Province.
Kogelberg The Kogelberg Branch covers from Gordon’s Bay to Gansbaai.
West Coast Covering Malmesbury through Moorreesburg to Piketberg, down to Velddrif, Dwarskersbos, St Helena Bay, Paternoster, Vredenburg, Saldahna, Langebaan, Hopefield, Darling and Yzerfontein.
Winelands Covering the western Overberg region and winelands of the Western Cape Province.