Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will be hosting FREE Wednesday Talks every fortnight from 10h30 to 11h30 and are free of charge. Presented by Room to Grow and Sponsored by StruikNature and the Cape Town Big6. Talks will vary from horticulture, botany, ecology, travel, natural history and so much more. More info in the programme…

Room to Grow – Wednesday Talks Programme

JUNE

19 June – LEON KLUGE, Landscape Designer
Insights into the Gold award winning – RHS Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit ‘Mountains of Abundance’. Venue: The Old Mutual Conference Centre, Gate 1, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

JULY

03 July – CLARE BURGESS, Landscape Architect
Working as landscape architect – more travel Landscape Architect and tree stories’
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

17 July – HAYLEY McLELLAN, Environmental Campaigner
“Talking trash in Plastic Free July”
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

31 July – ALAN CHANNING, Author
“Frogs of Africa”
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

AUGUST

14 August – Dr JOHN ROGERS, Geologist/Author
Geological adventures in the western Cape:unlocking the secrets of its scenery
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

28 August – EBEN OLDERSAGEN, Environmental Manager Vergelegen
Positive effects of alien clearing in the Western Cape
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

SEPTEMBER

11 September – ELTON LE ROUX, Kirstenbosch Estate Manager
“Behind the Scenes at Kirstenbosch”
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

25 September – NOMAMA MEI, Curator Kwelera Botanical Garden
Kwelera Botanical Garden, Eastern Caape
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

OCTOBER

09 October – CAROL POOLE, Research Department SANBI
“BIODIVERSITY”
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

23 October – ARY VAN BLOMMESTEIN, Curator Irma Stern and UCT Collection
A private botanical garden open to Cape of Good Hope the public at the in the early 19th century.
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

NOVEMBER

06 November – Dr NATIE FINKELSTEIN, Chemist
“BLOOMING PSYCISIANS”
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

20 November – GARY GOLDMAN, Author
“MUSHROOMS and other Fungi”
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

DECEMBER

4 December – MIKE PICKER, Author
Exploring the megadiverse Insect Life of South Africa
Venue: Richard Crowie Hall, Gate 2, Kirstenbosch at 10h30. (Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fees Apply)

INFORMATION

The talks are FREE but Kirstenbosch Garden Entry Fee Apply: Adults-R70; SA Students (with card)-R40; Children (6 – 17 years)-R20; Under 6 years-Free. Garden entry ticket or BotSoc membership card is required in order to access the talk.

Seats are strictly on a first come first serve basis, we don’t take reservations and there is a cut-off once an acceptable number has been reached.

This programme may be subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

Enquiries: Cathy Abbott, email: cathya@wol.co.za or call 021 4656440

The talks are presented by Room To Grow and hosted by Kirstenbosch. Thank-you gifts for speakers are sponsored by Struik Nature, Kirstenbosch and Groot Constantia.

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