Tips for Water-wise Entertaining this Festive Season

December 14th, 2017

Now that the December is in full swing, long feasts shared by loved ones are top of mind. Treat friends, family and the diminishing water levels by making your next get-together a water-wise one.

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Respect the Spekboom!

July 31st, 2017

Portulacaria afra, commonly known as spekboom, is a drought-resistant, indigenous succulent native to our country. Although mainly an inhabitant of the Little Karoo and Eastern Cape, it also grows in dry river valleys in the east and up to the Limpopo, and on the slopes of the Soutpansberg.

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All about that base

December 22nd, 2016

The Puff Adder – a 70-metre wooden structure that slithers through oaks and blue gum trees next to the stream – now plays host to a selection of very rare caudex succulents. Master Botanist Ernst van Jaarsveld explains that caudiciform plants are characterised by a swollen stem base.

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10 Tips for Gardening Water Smart this Summer

November 16th, 2016

The recent water crisis in our country demands immediate action from all gardeners. What can we do to reduce our water consumption and what is the best plan to achieve this in the long and short term?

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Diaries This | Workshops 2016

March 23rd, 2016

A new year brings a fresh start: to master a new skill, to do more of what you really enjoy. So join our gardeners and farmers for these workshops.

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