Gardening Clubs & Societies

Algoa Floral & Garden Club

The Algoa Floral and Garden Club is open to all who have a love for Nature. Meetings are held every third Friday at St Johns Church on Church Rd, Walmer.

Floral art & techniques are taught at the Club. Monthly competitions take place & are judged by qualified teachers & judges.Guest speakers on all things gardening & nature, as well as demonstrations & workshops, are given. Members meet every third Friday at 10am at St Johns Anglican Church in Walmer.

Contact Person: Sue Hoffman

Number: 072 863 6130


Address: St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, Church Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth.

Botanical Society of South Africa – Veld & Flora

Chairperson: Bongani Mnisi
Chairperson Contact Phone: +27 (0) 21 797 2090
Office manager:  Simone van Rooyen
Contact Email:

Veld & Flora is a glossy, colourful and energising, the Botanical Society’s popular quarterly magazine Veld & Flora underwent a widely acclaimed redesign and makeover in 2019. Its invigorating features take readers out into the field with adventurous researchers and citizen scientists and urge readers to pursue their curiosity about southern Africa’s wealth of indigenous plants. Veld & Flora takes readers behind the scenes – onto mountains and shores, into labs and glorious indigenous gardens. It follows the contemporary trend for informing readers about environmental and scientific issues in plain English, showcasing the passion of our country’s plant enthusiasts and making for exciting and motivating reading in this era of climate crisis.

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

The South African Landscapers Institute

The South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) was formed in 1984 by a group of progressive landscapers who saw the potential of the landscape industry in South Africa.

Cape Region: Gaynor Demas
Contact Phone: 067 828 0667
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Gauteng region: Corne Nothnagel
Contact Phone: 067 246 3092
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KZN Region: Kate Johnson
Contact Phone: 083 542 4266
Contact Email:

Social Media: Facebook

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
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Orchid Society of the Southern Cape

Orchid Enthusiasts and growers welcome

Chairperson: Brian Ormerod
Chairperson Contact Phone: 082 855 9176
Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Sue Nicolas
Secretary Contact Phone: 076 457 6540
Secretary Contact Email:
Areas Covered: Southern Cape
Location: Eastern Cape, Western Cape

Gonubie Orchid Society

Orchid growers share their passion for these plants. Meet monthly. Our society is also affiliated to the South African Orchid Council (SAOC).

Chairperson: Des Scherwitz
Chairperson Contact Phone: 043 748 1225
Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Annette Brown
Secretary Contact Phone: 083 275 496
Secretary Contact Email:
Areas Covered: East London, Gonubie & surrounds
Location: Eastern Cape

Eastern Province Orchid Society

Cultivation, preservation, show and display of Orchids in Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas.

Chairperson: Christo Botes
Chairperson Contact Phone: 083 703 0458
Chairperson Contact Email:
Vice Chairperson:Peter Moulang
Vice Chairperson Contact Phone: 
082 331 4860
Vice Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Johan Gauche
Secretary Contact Phone: 079 522 7086
Secretary Contact Email:
Areas Covered: Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Dispatch, Jeffreys Bay, Port Alfred and surrounds
Location: Eastern Cape

Eastern Province Bonsai Society

The society promotes the art of Bonsai and aims to further members’ knowledge of Bonsai as well as the techniques thereof. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month at Sherwood Garden Centre, Walker Drive, Sherwood and commence at 14h00.

Chairperson: Owen Ruppelt
Chairperson Contact Phone: 073 836 8697
Areas Covered: Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage, Despatch
Location: Eastern 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