This is event is the first of its kind in South Africa. The Three City Plant Swap is the country’s first national plant swap, and is hosted by Plant Swap ZA. Tickets are only R50, and you definitely don’t want to miss this gathering of gardeners.

This community initiative is based on inclusivity, community, and exchanges of knowledge. Apart from participating in the plant swap, attendees will receive gift bags and will also have access to a talk by guest speakers.

What is a plant swap?

A plant swap is an event where people gather and exchange botanical goods. The plants that are up for trade are usually either rooted plants or cuttings. In preparation, people will often add information to their pieces (name, care instructions, etc).

On Sunday, the 23rd of October from 10 am to 1 pm the plant swap will take place in three cities across South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban.

The locations:

Cape Town Stodels Garden Centre, Eversdal Road, Belville

Johannesburg The Fireplace, Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street

Durban Illovo Nursery, 40 Elizabeth Avenue, Illovo Nursery

The speakers:

Cape Town Nicky Andrag “Pressing Plants in Africa”

Johannesburg: Charldon Wilken from Fieldworks Design Group

Durban: Tiffany Dooling “All about Tissue Culture”

Where to buy tickets:

Plant Collective Shop

What to bring

  • fresh cuttings
  • rooted cuttings
  • little or big plants
  • anything botanical related – pots, vases, jugs, cutlery with botanical decorations
  • How to transport it

How to transport it

  • Repurpose a box to transport plants
  • You can use a shallow box. beach wagon, structured tote, etc.
  • Label plants and add a short how-to-care-for-me note if you cam
  • Add your Instagram handle or phone number to the tag to keep in touch!

For more information, visit PlantSwapZA’s website or Instagram. There is an FAQ’s section on their site.

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