Sentraal Tak/Branch activites


Please contact John Kloppers or John Evert for further details regarding activities.

 

Ons beplande Raadsvergadering is op Saterdagoggend 10 Februarie 2018 by Cycads Unlimited in Pretoria.

Pad aanwysings en besonderhede sal nader aan die tyd voorsien word.

Die gastehuis wat voorgestel was vir verblyf is die Green Olive in Zambesie rylaan.

Ons sal op die perseel ʼn braai hou om kostes te bespaar.

Ek het reeds die takvoorsitters daarvan in kennis gestel, maar doen dit weer om verwaring te vermy.

Laat my asseblief vroegtydig weet indien julle punte op die agenda wil plaas.

Indien julle takke kan help met julle reiskostes, verblyfkoste en motor huur sal dit waardeer word.

Soos julle weet is die finansies van die BVSA nie tans baie sterk nie.

11.11.2017

Ons het op 11 November 2017 `n baie aangename vergadering en spitbraai gehad. Ek wil graag vir Exclusive Cycads en hul Bestuur en personeel baie dankie sê vir die gebruik van hul fasiliteite en die skenkings wat hulle aan ons Tak gemaak het. Ongeveer 60 lede was teenwoordig.

Op 2 Desember 2017 het ons `n uitstappie gehad na Cycads Unlimited se kwekery en hul plaas en 40 lede het dit bygewoon. Ek wil graag hul Bestuur en personeel bedank vir `n baie aangename uitstappie, asook vir Jan en Dalene van Vuuren vir al hul puik reëlings.

We had a very pleasant meeting and spitbraai on 11 November 2017. I would like to thank Exclusive Cycads and their staff for the usage of their facilities and the donation which they made to our Branch. About 60 members attended the function.

On the 2nd December 2017 we had an outing to Cycads Unlimited`s nursery and farm and 40 members were in attendance. I would like to thank their Management and staff  for a very enjoyable day, as well as Jan and Dalene van Vuuren for all of their excellent arrangements.

2014.09

The World Orchid Conference & Show (WOC21) 10 to 14 September 2014

Our branch was given the task to build and man the 2002 meter stall at the 21 st World Orchid Show at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. This show was the largest indoor plant and flower show ever held in the world.  The Cycad Society was privileged to be invited to partake in this enormous show. The show was open to the public from the 10th till 14th of September 2014. It was worth our while at this show even for those that came from as far as Cape Town. It is held in a different country every four years, and will never return to South Africa again, the last show was in Singapore in 2010. Numerous countries and plant societies was exhibiting at this show.

The Central Branch brought out a splendid video named Cycad Heaven / Broodboom Hemel that features stunning photos of cycads in various established gardens and interviews with a few established cycad collectors. This video is available on order.

2014.04

Tuinbesoeke te Alberton (Gauteng) – Garden visits to Alberton (Gauteng)

Sixty-five of or members were privileged to visit two beautiful gardens in the Alberton area. The first garden was that of Tienie and Jenny Pretorius. What made this garden an unforgettable experience was the immaculate detail that was given to the exhibit of each and every plant. Because the large part of the garden is in a Eskom servitude, trees may not be planted under the lines, this was a lesson to most of us, that most of our gardens have too much shade. This can be seen in the overall health of the cycads. This just goes to prove that sun is a necessity. The beds with all the plants were lifted to give more drainage which contributes to the wellness of the plants. Thank you to Jenny who laid out refreshments for us after a full morning in the sun.
We then moved to the well-established garden of Eugene and Mimi Engelbrecht. Once again the garden beds were lifted for drainage, which also gives more air to the roots. Eugene has a collection of rare plants to be seen. The garden was once again in a neat and immaculate condition. We were then entertained with a meal for kings with a spitbraai, salads, cheeses and sweets with the coffee. Mimi was the ideal host and everything was done perfectly. We would like to thank the Pretorius’s and the Engelbrechts for allowing our branch into their gardens and congratulating them both on gardens well done.

2014.03

The Gardener Live Show 2014 at Pretoria National Botanical Garden (Gauteng)

In Maart 2014 het ons ‘n stalletjie gehad tydens die Tuinier /Gardener se tuinskou. Die besoekers het ingestroom en ons reken die advertensie in Beeld wat ons geplaas het, moes gewerk het. ‘n Persoon het besluit om van Lydenburg te kom om ons te kom besoek.

By tye was 6 van ons lede te min om al die vrae te beantwoord. Tydens stiller tye het ons kopstukke gepraat oor ons eie tegnieke en plante. Cornia was daar om al die vrae te beantwoord oor permitte en identifikasie van plante met behulp van verskeie boeke wat daar te koop boeke wat daar te koop aangebied was.

Dis die eerste jaar dat ons uitheemse broodbome verkoop het, en dit het goed verkoop.

Prof Nat Grobbelaar het die wenkaartjie van Rocco Kriel getrek. Hy is ‘n lid en een wat ure by die stalletjie gewerk het. (hy het omtrent vir die plant betaal met al die kaartjies wat hy gekoop het)

Hoop om meer van ons lede volgende jaar daar te sien.

2014.10

Garden Tour to the Lowveld

Those of you who participated in the tour to Pongola last year can vouch for the fabulous time we had as a group. That year we visited the gardens in Komatipoort, Malelane and Nelspruit over a period of three days. We arrived the evening of the 16th and departed on the morning of the 20th .We stayed in the same Guest House so we could discuss each days experience over a braai and red wine. More members joined us.

2014.11

Year-end, Meeting, Members Plant Sale, Raffle & Function

Year-end function was held at Exclusive Cycads, in Pretoria, the year before. That year it was La Oma Butchery catering for the function, they’re the same people who did the Spitbraai at the garden of Eugene Engelbrecht on the 12th April 2014.