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The Flower Festival

Its amazing how quickly a year passes and the hard working members of the BotSoc are once more called into service to set everything up and decorate the Fernkloof Hall in magnificent splendour.  Even the weather conspired against getting all … Continue reading

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Botanical Art with Barbara Pretorius

The Fernkloof Hall was overflowing on Friday evening with both HBS members and guests looking forward to learning more about botanical art as interpreted by Barbara Pretorius. Barbara has been painting flowers for thirty years or so.  She loves plants … Continue reading

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Flower frenzy on De Mond se Kop

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This morning I had the singular pleasure of accompanying eight ladies on their walk up the Zig-Zag path and on to De Mond se Kop in search of interesting plants.  We were not disappointed. A bitterly…

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The Human – Baboon interface in Rooiels

The HBS hosted the much anticipated baboon talk by Joselyn Mormile on Friday 22 June. The packed-to-capacity hall gave an indication of the interest in the subject and the Q&A afterwards revealed the various concerns in the community. (The glass … Continue reading

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Platbos

There’s always lots of enthusiasm on a BotSoc walk: eager observers all of the wonders that bless us in the Overberg, experts in the Latin genus, species and family and those of us who dabble around the edges using a … Continue reading

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De Bos Wetland Trail

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De Bos has, through Frank Woodvine, developed a wetland trail through their farm in the Hemel en Aarde Valley.  Frank led us through this area this morning and we were all enthralled to see what he…

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Mossel River Arboretum 23rd May 2018

This arboretum is along the Mossel River before it goes under the bridge at Lizette’s circle. It was planted by Ion Williams and Eric Jones in the sixties. Ian, the founder of Vogelgat and also instrumental in construction of paths … Continue reading

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