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HERMANUS BOTANICAL SOCIETY

The Hermanus Botanical Society came into being in 1960 when the Horticultural Society formally changed its name at a meeting at the old Astoria Hotel. Its assets at that point were all of fifty-nine pounds three shillings and eightpence.

Fernkloof became a nature reserve in the same era and so was born a long and happy association. Special projects were the laying of the Cliff Path and the building of the Botanical Centre, early flower shows and tree plantings.

In l983 the Hermanus Herbarium was established which has since been accorded international status and given the acronym HER.

THE HERMANUS BOTANICAL SOCIETY OFFERS ITS MEMBERS:

  • Organized walks on graded paths in the Fernkloof area
  • Monthly talks on botanical matters
  • Day walks and excursions to coastal and mountain places of interest
  • Access to an internationally recognized herbarium
  • Annual spring wildflower festival with all the fun of the fair
  • Indigenous plant nursery where helpers and buyers are welcome. All members get 10% discount.
  • Hacking meets
  • Annual society braai

HOW TO JOIN THE BOTANICAL SOCIETY:

Entrance forms can be obtained from the Herbarium, office or nursery mornings. Also maps and other info. Email Lee at the following email address
leeburman@telkomsa.net

HIRING OUT OF BOTANICAL SOCIETY FACILITIES

Fernkloof Hall:

GALPIN HUT (on top of Galpinkop 596m):

For more information/bookings:
Contact Lee Burman Tel.028-3162008

VISITORS' CENTRE:

The visitors' centre at the top of the tarred road is a hub of information for hikers and botanical ramblers. Maps show the hiking trails and a display of flower specimens, renewed weekly, show what is blooming and where. Comments in the visitors' book and donations are welcome.

The first visitors´ centre Current visitors´ centre
The first visitors' centre Current visitors' centre
Flower display Information board
Flower display Information board

          

          

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 29