Gardening Clubs & Societies

Kenton Garden Club

Kenton Garden Club was founded in December 2017 with a view to encourage and extend gardening as a hobby and pastime in Kenton-on-Sea and surrounding areas.

We aim to disseminate knowledge, local experience and ideas relating to gardening amongst our growing membership base. Experts will be invited to talk to the members (February – November) on the second Wednesday of each month (at 09:30) on interesting subjects relating to gardening. We anticipate holding a garden show, assisting with public gardening initiatives, visiting other garden clubs and many varied activities. Visitors are always welcome.

Chairperson: Ginny Reed
Chairperson Contact Phone: 082 466 6598
Administrator: Robbie Avis
Administrator Contact Phone: 083 229 1380
Areas Covered: Coastal gardening indigenous and community

Walker Bay Orchid Society

WBOS was established in 1994 in Sandbaai and Hermanus area in the Western Cape by a group of Orchid enthusiasts. The goal of this Society is to share the knowledge about orchids, to curb the stereotype that “Orchids are difficult to grow”, to increase the membership to WBOS and to share the beauty of orchids with the public.

President: Leon Bredenkamp
President Email Address:
Secretary: Debra Martheze
Location: Hermanus

Meeting dates:

  • 21 April 2018
  • 28 April 2018 – Display at Whale Coast Mall
  • 19 May 2018
  • 23 Jun 2018
  • 21 July 2018
  • 18 Aug 2018
  • 22 Sep 2018
  • 28-29 Sep 2018 – Big Show
  • 20 Oct 2018
  • 17 Nov 2018

Costs, i.e. rates per month/membership/subscription: R105.00 per Year

Gardening at Leisure, Knysna

We are an informal and friendly group, and no matter what your gardening ability and gardening knowledge is, you can look forward to pleasant company, interesting guest speakers and a good tea at our meetings.

The Club was founded in 2003 by Sheena Maree and Denise Voysey. It meets on the first Friday morning of the month with the exception of January and July, when no meetings take place. The venues are at different localities, sometimes in members’ gardens or at places of interest. The Club’s mission is to promote the love of gardening, to cultivate gardening interest in its broadest sense,  and to promote environmental responsibility.


Contact persons:

Chair: Denise Voysey

044 3841896

Treasurer: Kathy Michaelides

044 3840221

Web administrator: Esther Townsend

044 3820046

The Club’s Charity

Steenbok Nature Reserve is the main beneficiary.

South African Bonsai Association

President: Caroll Dewar Hermann
President Contact Phone:  082 567 7583
President Contact Email: OR
Vice President: Org Exley
Vice President Contact Phone: 082 809 2037
Vice President Contact Email:

Orchid Society of the Southern Cape

Orchid Enthusiasts and growers welcome

Chairperson: Brian Ormerod
Chairperson Contact Phone: 082 855 9176
Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Valerie Rigg
Secretary Contact Phone: 083 629 4296
Secretary Contact Email:
Areas Covered: Southern Cape


Dendrological Society of South Africa

We promote knowledge, protection and propagation of trees, and the preservation of tree-dominated ecosystems, as a contribution to effective environmental conservation and improvement in South Africa.

Chairperson: Naas Grové
Chairperson Contact Phone: 082 575 4244
Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Francois Van Wyk
Secretary Contact Email:
Areas Covered: South Africa