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Cycads – lovely living fossils workshop

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • R700 p.p.
  • 05 June 2019, 10:00 – 15:00
  • Presented by Ernst van Jaarsveld & the garden team
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Cycads are great waterwise subjects and, once established, very drought tolerant, with great architectural features. They are cone-bearing living fossils – great survivors from a period in the earth’s history when they were the dominant species. About 45 species grow wild in southern Africa, ranging in size from small and short to trees of about 10 metres tall. Come and admire our cycad garden which includes most South African species – also the very rare Encephalartos woodii.

Ernst gives an illustrated talk on cultivation and propagation from seed and suckers as well as pests and diseases. You can also ask him about the best cycad choices for your garden. We then get practical and learn how to grow seed and remove suckers, as well as other planting tips.

Lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant and is included in the price.

Details

Date:
June 5
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

babylonstoren
Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

Details

Date:
June 5
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

babylonstoren
Paarl, Western Cape South Africa + Google Map