Category Archives: HERBS

Preparing for the Flower Festival

A dedicated group of amateur botanists and like-minded people have been working hard this week in preparing for the Fernkloof Flower Festival.  This year the theme is the Sixtieth Anniversary of the founding of Fernkloof Nature Reserve and this quite … Continue reading

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Searching the ‘waterfalls’ for the Red Disa – and a cell phone on ‘life support’!

A group of intrepid Botsoc members left Hermanus at 6am on Saturday as the full moon was setting in the west – hoping to avoid the heat that was forecast for the day. We were joined by Mike Ford of … Continue reading

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Hermanus Flower Festival 22-25 Sept “Fynbos & Fire”

Entry:  Adults R20; Children under 12 or in school uniform free Pensioners R10 on Thursday 22 Sept   WHAT’S ON ALL DAY EVERYDAY? Fantastic Fynbos & Fire Floral Display Hundreds of individual flowers, each botanically identified Poster exhibit of rare orchid … Continue reading

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41 years ago

I attach below a short extract from the BotSoc Newsletter of October 1973, as well as a notice that accompanied it regarding an outing of the Society, proving the old adage,”The more things change, the more they stay the same”

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Member Feedback

Herbs, the newsletter of the Hermanus Botanical Society, has been published on this site for a year now and I, as your editor, need to know whether it meets the requirements of its members. From my side I can say … Continue reading

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Fernkloof Website

In another milestone for the Fernkloof website <> we have downloaded the 5,500th picture to the site. The first flower was Saltera sarcocolla which was uploaded on 23rd February 2003 by Herman Steyn. Our 5,500th image was Acrolophia ustulata, the … Continue reading

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The Pretty Otholobiums of Fernkloof

The common name of Skaapbostee certainly doesn’t do justice to the appeal of our Otholobiums, their striking flowers set amongst attractive leaves. There are 53 species worldwide. The SW Cape has 15 species, 6 of which are found in Fernkloof. … Continue reading

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