The Cape Horticultural Society encourages experienced and amateur gardeners to meet like-minded people who want to share knowledge, and to promote biodiversity, where plants flourish and the balance of nature exists.

Monthly Meeting


Our next meeting will be on 1 April 2024 (the public holiday).


Mike Picker is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Cape Town. He has published a number of wildlife guides on insects of Southern Africa, but is also interested in plants. He has a special interest in an unusual group of succulents belonging to the genus Ceropegia. These fascinating plants rival orchids in the complexity and beauty of their flowers – however, the unusual appearance of the flowers is related to their need to be pollinated by microscopic flies, and they have evolved a bizarre array of methods of attracting and then trapping the flies.

We meet …

ON: The first Monday evening of every month at 19:30 (new starting time).

AT: The Athenaeum, off Campground Road, next to the WPCC (PPC Park) in Newlands. Secure parking is available (driver’s licence to be shown at the entrance).

ENTRY: R30,00 for non-members. Enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits after the meeting.

Plants (when available from members) are on sale.

Visitors are always welcome. We hope to welcome you to a meeting.

Here is a selection of the presentations we managed to record before we re-commenced ‘live’ meetings: