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July meeting: From Cape Town to the Orange River / Alice Vanden Bon

Alice Vanden Bon took us on a whistle-stop tour of South Africa and its wonderfully diverse flora. Starting off in Cape Town and taking in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens she introduced us to 16 habitats that she visited over a number of years, with reference in particular to species of Conophytum, Crassula and a number […]

Coming up: July meeting

We are very pleased to have a very accomplished speaker with us this month: Alice Vanden Bon, with an account of her travels from Cape Town to the Orange River. Conophytum will feature particularly in her talk, but other genera of South African succulents will also be covered. This should be an exciting talk – […]


As mentioned by Derek at the last meeting, there are a few videos available on this site. You can watch: an interview with former branch chairman Vic Knight on Conophytum and Lithops Derek and Arthur potting up a large Euphorbia at Winterbourne a brief introduction to plants of the genus Cleistocactus and a tour of […]