The Botanical Society of South Africa is a member-driven organisation of amateur nature enthusiasts and environmental experts who support the conservation and protection of the natural wonders that grow on South African soil.
The Botanical Society was formed more than a century ago to help develop and support the country’s national botanical gardens. BotSoc’s mission has since grown to supporting plant conservation across South Africa through its branches and by working with key partners.
The Society is a registered not for profit organisation with 20,000 members globally and has 16 branches around the country most of which are associated with the botanical gardens they support.
The Kirstenbosch Branch is the largest with over 9,000 members, and supports developments in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as well as community based conservation and education programmes in and around Cape Town.