Category Archives: Events

Botanical outing to Hoogie’s farm, in the Diepgat area near Shaw’s pass

An enthusiastic group of 25 botanisers headed up the Hemel en Aarde Valley on Thursday 11 October instead of the usual Wednesday,  to the stunning van Hoogstraten farm at Diepgat. This area burnt in December 2012. Soon after we had … Continue reading

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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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Grasses – A talk by Jim Sweet

For many years the HBS has presented talks for our members and friends on the third Friday of every month in the Fernkloof Hall. As a botanical society we like to take these opportunities to persuade people that “Plants matter”.  … Continue reading

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Fernkloof Activities

The Hermanus Botanical Society hosted an enthusiastic SAARP group this morning at Fernkloof.  While enjoying their tea and muffins, they were treated to not one but three mini seminars on Life in the Reserve.  Frank Woodvine reminded them of the unique … Continue reading

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Fairies at the Flower Festival

‘Recycled fairies’ were seen flitting about at the Flower Festival! Created by MJ Hooper out of an array of colourful recycled materials – they stood 1m tall, in a dazzling array of fashion! Their names were Dilly Dolly Do, Miss Esmeralda, Magical … Continue reading

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Flower Festival Helpers

There are many people who work hard to get the Annual Flower Festival up and running and these guys really put in a big effort.  Well done!

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More on the Flower Festival

The show begins tomorrow, and the workers are still hard at it making the final adjustments that will ensure that our visitors get a world-class event!  It really is wonderful the way the volunteers put in so much hard work, … Continue reading

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