Cape Horticultural Society was established to encourage, improve and
extend the cultivation and decorative arrangement of flowers, shrubs,
vegetables and other plants by arranging
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continues to this day, encouraging and improving the knowledge of
members in all things horticultural in providing a forum for
professional, experienced and amateur gardeners to meet like-minded
people who want to share knowledge and learn about gardening and ecology
and to promote botanical diversity.
Society is led by a very capable Committee ...
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CHS is a member society of Mediterranean Gardening International.
The Cape Horticultural Society …
... promotes the growing of a variety of different plants for
the benefit of all animal and insect life and believes that a
garden with birds, butterflies, chameleons, lizards and frogs,
and alive with insects, represents a healthy garden in which
plants flourish and the balance of nature exists;
... advocates the growing of water-wise plants, both indigenous
and exotic, provided that the exotic plants are not invasive;
... encourages the use of natural, organic fertilisers, and
discourages the use of chemical fertilisers and poisons in
gardens and would only support the use of chemical supplements
under certain conditions such as to enhance nutrient-deficient