Gardening Clubs & Societies

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.

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.

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:

Gauteng region: Corne Nothnagel
Contact Phone: 067 246 3092
Contact Email:

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
Vice President Contact Email:

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
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:
Secretary: Sue Nicolas
Secretary Contact Phone: 076 457 6540
Secretary Contact Email:
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

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: |
Areas Covered: Our membership is scattered all over the Western Cape.
Location: Western Cape

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

Boland Bonsai Kai

It is a bonsai club that holds workshops and demonstrations. The club also maintains the bonsai collection of the Stellenbosch Botanical Garden.

Chairperson: Jannie Hougaard
Chairperson Contact Phone: 083 680 7694
Chairperson Contact Email:

Bonsai collection:  Willem Pretorius, 083 260 5696

Secretary: Mari-Louise du Plessis
Secretary Contact Phone: 0827 150856
Secretary Contact Email:
Areas Covered: Bonsai
Location: Western Cape
Website: under construction


Durbanville Garden Club

The club was established in 1969. We are based in Durbanville Western Cape, South Africa. Our aim is to encourage gardening and the beautification of gardens in Durbanville. To bring awareness of the environment around us. Raising funds for charities in our community. Exchange gardening ideas, share tips and gardening knowledge with fellow gardeners.

General Contact Phone: 021 975 6108
Barbara Smith
Chairperson Contact Phone: 074 698 2698
Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Gordon Webb
Secretary Contact Phone: 083 583 3379
Secretary  Contact Email:
Areas Covered: Durbanville, Bellville, Monte Vista, Plattekloof, Edgemead, Bothasig
Location: Western Cape
Social Media: Facebook


Tygerberg Orchid Group

Tygerberg Orchid Group (TOG) was established in 1985. We are an Orchid Society active in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town Metropole area, in the Western Cape, in South Africa. The group aims to promote the interest and participation in propagation, culture and hybridization of all orchid genera, thereby elevating the standard and quality of the plants. We promote these ideals in the Tygerberg, Northern Suburbs area, in the Western Cape, by recruiting members, from any walk of life, who are interested in cultivating and growing orchids. We share the knowledge we have about orchids with the members, by means of regular informative meetings, newsletters and an established library where members borrow books free of charge. We arrange shows, competitions and exhibitions of orchids and we ensure that accredited judging takes place and awards are granted.

Chairperson: Abraham Vermeulen
Chairperson Contact Phone: 083 458 3980
Chairperson Contact Email:
Secretary: Carine Vermeulen
Secretary Contact Phone: 021 982 2908
Areas Covered: Northern Suburbs of Cape Town Metropole area – and further!
Location: Western 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