Gardening Clubs & Societies

Newcastle Blommeklub

Chairperson: Rina Herbst

Contact: 082 710 3800


Address: 6 Heuwel Avenue, Newcastle.

Chatsworth Floral Art Club

Chairperson: Cogie Thavarayan

Contact: 081 249 3980


Address: New Multicultural Hall, Woodhurst, Kharwastan.


The club meets every second Tuesday at the Woodhurst Multicultural Centre. Chairman of the club, Cogie Thavarayan, said she encourages residents to join the colourful club

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.

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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Durban North Garden Club

The club is open to anyone interested in gardening and meets on the fourth Monday of months January to November. Meetings alternate between evening meetings with speakers or workshops and morning meetings of outings to nurseries, gardens, etc.

Chairperson: Wendy Clack
Chairperson Contact Phone: 084 8146854
Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Wendy Clack
Secretary Contact Phone: 031 5639167
Secretary Contact Email:
Areas Covered: Durban North, La Lucia, Umhlanga Rocks, Morningside
Location: KwaZulu-Natal

Umhlanga Rocks Garden Club

For garden lovers in the north Durban area.

Chairperson: Laurelle Barnett
Chairperson Contact Phone: 031 564 5515
Chairperson Contact Email:
Areas Covered: Umhlanga, La Lucia, Somerset Valley, Glenashley, Durban North & Sunningdale
Location: KwaZulu-Natal

Alfred County Orchid Society

Alfred County Orchid Society takes it’s name from the magisterial district of Port Shepstone during the old colonial era, of the later part of the 19th century, that was known as Alfred County, and was situated between the Umtamvuna river in the south and the Umzumbe river in the north.

President: Mike Morrison
President Contact Phone: 082 338 3358
Vice President: Martin Rautenbach
Vice President Contact Phone: 082 320 6361
Secretary: Dennis McCartney
Secretary Contact Phone: 082 556 4975
Areas Covered: Hibberdene to Port Edward
Location: KwaZulu-Natal

The Royal Agricultural Society

The Royal Agricultural Society is a private non-profit organisation, run largely by unpaid volunteers who of their own volition have a tradition – extending for 163 years – of hosting shows in support of agriculture, horticulture and broad economic activity within the province of KZN. Any profits generated by the Society are expended solely on agricultural and horticultural related service activities and on maintaining the Society’s facilities.

Chairperson: Mr M Moncur
Chairperson Contact Phone: 033 345 6274
Chairperson Contact Email:
Location: KwaZulu-Natal

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