Cape Town Garden Volunteers is organising a study trip to the South Africa for landscape professionals in August of this year.
This year’s trip offers something different from previous ones, says London-based co-organiser and gardener designer Patricia Walby: ‘The core of Kirstenbosch [Botanical Gardens] projects is still there, where we help the horticultural specialists design and plant in return for a bit of knowledge on Cape flora, but this year we’re not spending all the time in Cape Town.’
Instead, those signing up for the trip will go on safari first, near Port Elizabeth, and then drive along the Garden Route to Cape Town.
2013 is Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden’s centenary, Walby adds, ‘and I know they’ve been developing new cultivars of stelitzia and disa for the occasion’.
For more information, visit the Cape Town Garden Volunteers’ website.