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01/06/2018 - 09:01

The Garden Route Botanical Garden (GRBG) is a 19 ha locally indigenous botanical garden situated at the base of the Outeniqua Mountains in the town of George. The garden itself focuses on conserving and displaying plants indigenous to the Southern Cape region. A wide range of plant collections are divided into several thematic display beds. Each display bed acts as an educational tour, discussing the usefulness of the specific plants both to humans and to the surrounding ecosystem.

A tree identification and displaying project is underway, with 118 trees being labeled so far. As a result of reintroducing indigenous flora to the landscape, theGRBG functions as an important sanctuary for various animals. ± 52 species of butterfly, ± 26 damselfly species, ± 10 frog species, ± 600 plant, and ± 146 bird species species have been recorded and photographed within the GRBG.

The GRBG also supports:

*other regional plant conservation efforts through plant donations, and search and rescue operations.
*community projects,
*and acts as an open-air laboratory and information centre used by local schools and Universities​.

All these activities are managed by a limited number of staff and loyally supported by much needed and appreciated volunteers.

Nursery
In an effort to propagate plants for the Garden Route Botanical Garden (GRBG), a small area was set aside a few years ago to grow plants specifically for garden planting. Seeds and cutting materials were collected and cultivated in a small greenhouse until large enough for re-planting into the garden.

Due to public demand this propagation area has been grown significantly. In 2008 the GRBG officially opened a small retail nursery. Since then, the Garden Route Botanical Garden Indigenous Nursery has steadily grown in size and quality. This impressive indigenous nursery boasts over 400 species of plants found naturally in South Africa. The selection includes shade plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, bulbs, succulents and a wide variety of fynbos species. Funds raised by the sale of these affordably priced indigenous plants go towards bettering the Garden Route Botanical Garden on its mission of preserving the rich floral diversity of the Southern Cape for the benefit of surrounding communities.

Each year, the Garden Route Botanical Garden Indigenous Nursery hosts four Plant Sales in which selected plants are sold at discounted prices. The Yellow Tag Sale takes place on the first weekend of February ( from Friday to Sunday). The Autumn Sale takes place on the first weekend of April. The Arbour Week Sale takes place on the first week of September .Finally, the Spring Sale takes place on the first weekend of October. Keep a look out on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages to stay to date on what is happening in the Garden Route Botanical Garden Indigenous Nursery.

NURSERY HOURS

Monday – Thursday : 08h00 – 17h00

Friday : 08h00 – 14h30

Saturday : 09h00 – 14h30
For more information regarding prices and availability of stock, please send your inquiry to manager@botanicalgarden.org.za or contact the office @ 044 874 1558

Event
31/07/2018 - 09:57

Join us tonight @ 19h00 at the Garden Route Botanical Gardens for a magical night of Star Gazing, free entrance! Bring your friends and spread the word!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW Garden Route Botanical Garden's Web page

044 874 1558

Event
01/06/2018 - 10:26

Tanya will be leading two yoga sessions every Saturday at the Gaden Route Botanical Garden starting at 09:00 and continuing till 09:45. A contribution of R50.00 for each session will be asked, with a portion of proceeds going to the GRBG. On the first saturday of each month, Tanya will offer a stretch session starting from 08:30 that will be free of charge. In case of extreme weather conditions, yoga sessions will be held in the Environmental Education Centre at the Garden Route Botanical Garden. You will need to bring your yoga/exercise mat or a towel to practise on.

Tanya is a practising yogini since 2000, and received her Yoga TTC200 Certification with Distinction in Raja Yoga in 2008.

In 2014, Tanya received her Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT®) Certification. In 2017, she completed Sadie Nardini’s Yoga Shred™ Teacher Training course and is Yoga Shred™-Trained.

Aside from developing a Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Course and yoga programmes for children, Tanya has written two books; “in search of TRUTH: An Indigo’s Spiritual Journey” and “YOGA: An Adventure of a Lifetime”, both available from Amazon.com.

Tanya offers private and group HATHA (breath-oriented), YIN (extended “stretch”) and Yoga Shred™-Inspired (yoga and HIIT fusion) yoga asana classes with an emphasis on alignment; a balance of core strengthening; and with a focus on the fascia, ligaments and joints.
Personally, Tanya has practised a wide range of yoga asana and meditation styles. She brings her experience as an athlete, as well as working with clients with various conditions and injuries, to cater for all body types.

For further information, visit www.inspiredinspirit.com or contact the Garden Route Botanical Garden at 044 874 1558 or mail us on info@botanicalgarden.org.za