Botanical Society of South Africa
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The Botanical Society of South Africa has 100 years of commitment to the development of the National Botanical Gardens (SANBI), the conservation of the indigenous flora of the country and the promotion of gardening with indigenous plants.
The Society has over 20 000 members worldwide with branches throughout South Africa, nine of which are directly associated with a national botanical garden. Member volunteers assist in the gardens with activities such as crew, tour guiding, education programmes and horticultural activities. In addition, they run events such as plant sales, concerts and craft markets to raise funds for the gardens. All branches run interesting excursions and outings and many promote flora conservation in their local areas.
The Society has published 11 regional wild flower guides and one special guide to the Restios of the Fynbos. A magazine, Veld and Flora, is published quarterly as a membership benefit. The Society also promotes environmental education through its own programme and by supporting the EcoSchools Project.