Dendrolgical Society to visit Bushbuck Garden
The Port Elizabeth section of the Dendrological Society is having their monthly outing to Bushbuck Garden on Sunday 26th November at 09h00. This is an open invitation to anyone who has an interest in trees and nature in general to join us to learn a bit more about our Eastern Cape trees.
At Bushbuck Garden, we have paths that are reasonably well maintained that go from the river into the forests, out of the forests and into the fynbos etc. The vegetation is varied from forest to fynbos. The paths penetrate the depths of the forests very nicely. A prominent species in the one valley is Nuxia floribunda and in the other Cassine peragua. These are obviously complimented by a wide variety of other species.
Trees will be identified and cross referenced in order that tree tags can be attached to the stems to provide a permanent guide to the species.
Toilet facilities are available at the house on the farm and a picnic, after the walk, can be enjoyed on the banks of the river on the lawns under a magnificent yellowwood tree. Please bring your own picnic basket and drinks. For those so inclined, a bass could be caught in the river from the comfort of a wooden deck over the water. You could try to add a new bird species to the 167 that have been identified on the farm to date.
For directions to Bushbuck Garden enter ‘Bushbuck Garden’ on Google maps.
Please join us for a magnificent day in the country and learn more about our exquisite tree heritage.