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Kirstenbosch is world's Garden of the Year

Kirstenbosch is world’s Garden of the Year

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which offers visitors many unusual experiences and showcases the diverse Cape Floral kingdom in a very accessible way, has been named as Garden of the Year at the 2015 International Garden Tourism awards.

Festive gifts with a lasting impact

A South African public service organisation has come up with a novel festive season gift concept that will have a lasting effect on the country’s less fortunate children and animals.
Social development in South Africa

Garden of Hope for HIV/Aids

The recently opened Garden of Hope in the Free State National Botanical Garden has been thoughtfully designed to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV/Aids and offer a tranquil haven for those living with it.

Garden of Hope for HIV/Aids

The recently opened Garden of Hope in the Free State National Botanical Garden has been thoughtfully designed to challenge the stigma surrounding HIV/Aids and offer a tranquil haven for those living with it.

Down-to-earth garden aids needy

Once a neglected dumpsite, the Siyakhana food garden has blossomed to play a vital role in meeting the nutritional needs of a handful of non-profit organisations that care for growing children as well as adults living with HIV/Aids.

SA's ninth botanical garden

SA’s ninth botanical garden

South Africa's ninth national botanical garden, the Nieuwoudtville National Botanical Garden, has been officially unveiled in the Northern Cape, where it will serve as a centre for biodiversity research in the world-renowned Bokkeveld Plateau.
Facelift for Company's Garden

Facelift for Company’s Garden

Cape Town has set aside over R1-million to upgrade South Africa's oldest public garden, The Company's Garden, which was laid out by Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company in the 1650s.

The Useful Plants Garden

A garden featuring 150 indigenous plants with a wide range of traditional uses, based on centuries of plant use knowledge from all the peoples and cultures of South Africa, has opened at Kirstenbosch in the Western Cape.

Gardens for hunger & healing

When volunteers from Thuthukani clinic, north of Johannesburg, began doing home visits to people suffering from Aids and TB, they found that most of them had no food. So they started a food garden, introduced permaculture - and now they're feeding their patients, themselves, and some paying customers besides.
Food and trees for Africa

Food and trees for Africa

'Sustainable development' was the mantra to gyrate to in World Summit year. Food and Trees for Africa, a dynamic NGO which promotes greening and food security through permaculture, cottoned on to the idea 12 years ago.

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