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About us

The Botanical Society of Namibia is a member-driven organisation, offering people of all walks of life the chance to become nature enthusiasts and citizen scientists through the sharing of knowledge and ideas and contributing to the conservation of our natural heritage.

1997 - 2022

25 years of promoting Namibia's plants
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Tree Awards from 2013. Photo: DRFN

Our Mission

is to promote the understanding and appreciation of Namibian flora

Quiver tree. Photo A Jarvis

Our Vision

is to get young Namibians enthusiastic about plants!

Starting young! Photo B Curtis
Flora of the Messum
Lampranthus otzenianus
Photo: C Mannheimer

What do we do?

  • Stimulate interest in, and awareness of, Namibia's indigenous plants
  • Help to conserve our natural flora
  • Support the National Botanical Research Institute, in particular the National Botanic Garden
  • Promote sustainable development and use of Namibian plants and plant products
  • Potentially... much more

We are

  • Plant people.
  • Promising protection, preservation, projects, and promotion... of our indigenous plants.
  • Prefiguring the future... through plants for posterity.

Our Constitution

Learn more about the Botanical Society of Namibia and what we do.

Download our Constitution

Join Botsoc

Have fun learning about plants with like-minded people.

Become a member

Our events

Botsoc holds regular walks, talks, outings and other events.

See what's on

Our committee

BotSoc is coordinated by a committee of interested people who volunteer in various roles.

Meet our committee

Our projects

BotSoc is directly involved in a number of projects, and supports several others. Read about our projects.

Our projects

Our logo

Our logo depicts Commiphora saxicola, Rock corkwood, an iconic and useful Namibian plant.

Read about our logo