We were with the Sustainable Living Exhibition again this year at the Durban Exhibition Centre
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August 2016
9am to 5pm
Thank You Everyone!
Our 2016 Botanical Society Indigenous Plant Fair was a great success, thanks to the committee, our amazing volunteers, and all you gardeners and landscapers who supported us yet again.
Friday was a busy day, with the collectors coming early to snatch up the specials before they sold out. We managed to source some Dissotis this year, and a few Alberta magna, but not as many as we would have liked! There were fewer children - budget cuts have meant that buses were not sponsored by the municipality - but some schools managed to get their learners to the exhibition.
Saturday was cloudy at the DEC, but all around us there was rain, so the attendance was poor. The rain arrived at the Plant Fair in the afternoon, providing welcome water to the plants, but swamping volunteers and customers alike.
Sunday was a beautiful day, with a steady stream of visitors, and lots of plant experts to help with tricky garden problems.
Thank you to the organising committee, who give up hours of their time throughout the year, and to Josh Methley, our Field manager, and Bernard his right-hand-man.
Thank you to our volunteers, who helped with set up and running the Fair, and the hard-working DUT students. A special thank you to our till ladies, who work without a break for the whole weekend.
Thank you to our plant experts, talk presenters, our PA champions, and our sponsors for giving up their time and giving us donations.
And thank you to Dorothy and the Sustainable Living Exhibition team for inviting us to join them again and for sorting out the little challenges along the way.