Gardening Clubs & Societies

Paarl Flower Club

Chairperson: Marieke Smit

Contact: 082 378 1021

Email: mariekesmit1@gmail.com

Address: N.G. Church Hall, Drakenstein Gemeente, Kotze Street, Denneburg, Paarl.

Meetings are on first Tuesday evening of every month from February to December.

Mosselbaai Tuinbou klub

Chairperson: Thora Van der Merwe

Number: 044 698 2072

Email: thoravdm@telkomsa.net

Address: Mosselbay

Midbrak Garden Club

Chairperson: Lydie Terblanche

Number: 082 928 5624

Email: lydie@vodamail.co.za

Hottentots Holland Garden Club

Chairperson: Dudley Rowswell

Contacts: 082 895 0022 / 084 444 9029

Email: jdrowswell@gmail.com

Email: infor@hot.mcsa.org.za

Address: Somerset West

Website: https://hot.mcsa.org.za/

On and off our section of the Mountain Club has been in existence since 1923. Today we are a group of over 120 members and over 400 subscribers to our hike reminders. Meets happen every weekend, offering a wide variety of different mountain related activities. From the easy 1A stroll over a wine farm (tasting afterwards!) to exhausting and exposed 3D scrambles up some steep ravines on Table Mountain, from regular sport- and trad climbing meets and bouldering outings to hair raising kloofing trips.

Our members are from all age groups and walks of life. From teenagers and students over families with kids to the dynamic pensionist you will surely find a company that fits your age and life circumstances.

Sign up to our mailing list and be informed about upcoming meets and socials. Read up on the Membership pages how to join the club.

We are part of the Mountain Club of South Africa, and have close ties to the Cape Town Section of the club.

Helberberg Flower Club

Our meetings 4th Tuesday of each month in the Somerset West library hall.

Chairperson: Jannie du Toit

Contact: 072 473 2420

Email: janniedutoit@webmail. co.za

Address: Somerset West Library Hall, Oak Street, Somerset West.

Greenfingers Garden Club

The mission of Green Fingers Garden Club is to increase the knowledge of horticulture, develop the art of floral design and photography, further the ideas of conservation, and work for the development of civic projects.

Founded in 1935, Green Fingers Garden Club is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and has been a member of the Garden Club of America since 1951.

Chairperson: Anzette

Contact: 082 560 4448

Fish Hoek Garden Club

Chairperson: Sally Britten

Numbers: 021 785 2386

Email: salandbas@gmail.com

Address: Fish Hoek

Share the knowledge and enjoyment of gardening in the Fish Hoek Valley! Founded in 1961 and incorporating the Fish Hoek Horticultural Society.

This club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month (except for July and December) in the Minor Hall, Civic Centre, Fish Hoek at 19h00. Annual membership is R60 per person.

Visitors who are not members pay R20, including refreshments. Bring some coins for the lucky draw. Members are encouraged to bring along anything special and looking good from their gardens e.g. pot plants in flower, cut flowers, veg, succulents. These are judged each month and at the year end the winner gets the Fison’s Cup

Constantia Valley Garden Club

The Constantia Valley Garden Club – in conjunction with the Constantiaberg and Flourish garden clubs – has hosted Open Gardens Constantia for many years.
Every two years a select handful of gardens have been selected to be opened to ticket-holding members of the public.
Proceeds from the ticket and plant sales were donated to food garden projects with proven track records and sustainable mission statements: Abalimi Bezekhaya, SOZO and Soil for Life
Lyn: 082 823 6572
Email: lynmac@yebo.co.za

Camps Bay Floral Art And Gardening Club

Chairperson: Emmie Pabst

Contact: 082 710 8399

Email: emmie.pabst@outlook.com

Address: St. Peter’s Anglican Church Hall, cnr. Fairway and Park Road, Camps Bay.

Master the art of flower arranging. Be creative, acquire a new skill. Our club welcome beginners to more experience arrangers and gardeners. visitors are always welcome.

Meetings are on third Wednesday morning every month from January to November.

Northern Clivia Club

Chairperson: Joubert van Wyk
Chairperson Contact Phone: +27 (0) 833077707
Contact Email:  jjvwyk@iafrica.com or secretary.nck@gmail.com
Website:  https://cliviasociety.com
Facebook: Northern Clivia Club

A Club that promotes all things related to the plant Clivia, Annual shows, members meetings and workshops are held throughout the year.

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:  S.VanRooyen@botanicalsociety.org.za
Website:  https://botanicalsociety.org.za/

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.

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: orchids@hermanus.co.za
Secretary: Debra Martheze
Location: Hermanus
Website: https://hermanusorchid.wixsite.com/orchid

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.

Website: www.gardeningatleisure.co.za

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.

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
Contact Email: cape@sali.co.za

Gauteng region: Corne Nothnagel
Contact Phone: 067 246 3092
Contact Email: gauteng@sali.co.za

KZN Region: Kate Johnson
Contact Phone: 083 542 4266
Contact Email: kzn@sali.co.za

Website: www.sali.co.za
Social Media: Facebook

South African Bonsai Association

President: Caroll Dewar Hermann
President Contact Phone:  082 567 7583
President Contact Email: carollh@telkomsa.net OR info@saba.org.za
Vice President: Org Exley
Vice President Contact Phone: 082 809 2037
Vice President Contact Email: 
org@ntp.co.za
Website: www.saba.org.za

Oyama Bonsai Kai

Situated in Plumstead, a leafy suburb in Cape Town, South Africa, Oyama Bonsai Kai is a vibrant club catering for bonsai practitioners ranging from complete beginners through to advanced growers. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss a range of different bonsai topics, watch presentations. We welcome people interested in starting bonsai and invite you to come.

Contact: Contact Form
Website: www.oyama.co.za
Location: Gauteng

Orchid Society of the Southern Cape

Orchid Enthusiasts and growers welcome

Chairperson: Brian Ormerod
Chairperson Contact Phone: 082 855 9176
Chairperson Contact Email: wenobs@gmail.com
Secretary: Sue Nicolas
Secretary Contact Phone: 076 457 6540
Secretary Contact Email: wildnic@telkomsa.net
Areas Covered: Southern Cape
Location: Eastern Cape, Western Cape

Cape Bonsai Kai

Club promoting the artform of bonsai.

Chairperson: Hennie Nel
Chairperson Contact Phone: 0824921891
Secretary: Frik de Jager
Secretary Contact Phone: 082 7792976
Areas Covered: Cape Peninsula
Location: Western Cape
Website: www.capebonsaikai.co.za

Western Cape Rose Society

At the WCRS we work together to make our cause known; to reach out to other groups who share our vision. Whether you’re ready to lend a hand at one of our rose activities or have photos or articles to share about a recent event, this is the place to do it.

Chairperson: Joy Webb
Chairperson Contact Phone: 021 9765179 | 082 332 0545
Chairperson Contact Email: joyawebb@gmail.com | westerncaperose@gmail.com
Areas Covered: Our membership is scattered all over the Western Cape.
Location: Western Cape
Website:www.westerncaperosesociety.yolasite.com

The Cape Orchid Society

Founded in 1957, the Cape Orchid Society is the oldest in South Africa  and strives to bring together those interested in orchids in order to promote and encourage the culture, preservation, propagation and hybridisation of orchids, as well as to educate and provide a base for all other orchid-related activities to its members.

President: Gregg Brill
President Contact Phone: 072 376 7045
Vice President: Greta Pegram
Vice President Contact Phone: 021 794 7189 |083 327 3056
Secretary: Greta Pegram
Secretary Contact Phone: 021 794 7189 |083 327 3056
Areas Covered: Cape Town
Location: Western Cape
Website: www.capeorchidsociety.co.za