KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN: A JOURNEY THROUGH 110 YEARS
Werner Voigt, curator, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Friday 27 January
COURSE FEES R110
In 2023 Kirstenbosch will celebrate a hundred and ten years as South Africa’s flagship national botanical garden. Apart from being mandated with the conservation of biodiversity, Kirstenbosch continues to contribute to the ever-evolving understanding, enjoyment, sustainable use, and appreciation of southern Africa’s exceptionally rich flora and fauna. Since the founding of the garden in 1913, many lessons were learnt, scores of people and achievements celebrated and complex obstacles overcome. Without the ongoing support from the public, Kirstenbosch’s closest partners such as the Botanical Society of South Africa, universities, conservation agencies, government bodies, international botanical gardens networks and the valuable contributions of donors, the important work of Kirstenbosch will simply not be possible. This lecture will look back on a hundred and ten years in celebration of those who continue to support Kirstenbosch in all its endeavours and in so doing assist it to remain a garden for the nation.
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