19th and 26th May 2013  

There were two major events in May. First was the AGM on the 19th. The second event was, of course, the highly successful first Plant Sale of the year on Sunday the 26th May 2013.

16th June 2013

Open day.

23rd June 2013

Morning Picnic at Member's home.  

30th June 2013

Sunday, 30th June was a visit to Ewanrigg Botanical Gardens at peak Aloe time. Talk on aloes by Brian Terry. Usual ACSSZ Routine plus bring & braai.

Take the Enterprise Road, on the A2 highway until the Shamva and Mutoko road junction is reached (just after the toll gate, approximately 22km from Harare.) Take the left-hand fork, sign posted Shamva, on the A13 highway, and follow this road until the signpost indicating Ewanrigg National Park is reached, turn right and follow the gravel road for about 3km. Enter Ewanrigg at the gates on your right. During the dry season, there is an alternative route via the Mutoko road ,this is also signposted and you take a left turn.

28th July 2013

St George's School walk and garden discussion. Keukenhof slide show. Usual ACSSZ Routine (no raffle or auction.)

Go down/up Chancellor Avenue and turn left or right into St George's through the gates. Proceed over the speed humps to a roundabout of sorts and turn right going uphill. You will see the chapel ahead of you and a large tree across the road to the left. We'll meet beyond the tree near the entrance to the lecture hall for tea, after which things will start in the lecture hall.

25th August 2013   

Garden Visit to Dido de Swardt in Umwisidale. Usual ACSSZ Routine.

DIRECTIONS TO DIDO DE SWARDT | 2 Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale | SUNDAY 25 AUGUST 2013:
Take the Enterprise Road out to the Umwinsidale Garage, where you turn left onto the main Umwinsidale Road. Proceed approx. 3.5km then turn right on Haslemere Lane (with a signpost to Patrick Mavros and Kikis.) Proceed a few hundred metres then turn right into Blue Haze Lane. The entrance is the first on the right and the wooden gate is clearly marked with the number 2. The driveway is small, so it will be better to park outside. A guard will be arranged.

6 - 9th September 2013

Special Joint outing (with the Tree Society and the Mountain Club) | Camping outing to The Corner in the Chimanimani Mountains. For a preview, see Bart Wursten's photos at: http//www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=65

For more information on this joint outing with the Mountain Club and the Tree Society, please consult your monthly ACSSZ newsletter. Rob Jarvis is our organiser for this very special outing.

29th September 2013   

ACSSZ Rare Plant Sale (Spring Plant Sale) at Harare Botanic Gardens.

This year's Spring Plant Sale will feature an innovation in Zimbabwe - an auction dedicated to the sale of some very special cycads. Cycad auctions are fairly common in South Africa, but this will be a first for us. Included will be seedlings, off-cuts and mature plants. The auction will take place as a separate event during the plant sale. More details will follow in the September newsletter, but if you are interested in auctioning some of your cycads, contact either Hans Wolbert or Malcolm Thackray in the near future. It is also not too early for sellers of other species to begin preparations for the Sale.

27th October 2013  

Garden Visit to Elmarie Coetzer in Pomona. 23 Cameron Road, Pomona. Usual ACSSZ Routine.

This garden visit included a treat presentation by Rob Jarvis, on "Waterwise Gardeining". The raffle and silent auction saw members leaving with some truly special plants, along with their newly acquired knowledge and responsibility to garden waterwise! Rob's presentation will be published in the latest Ndepi magazine for all to read and ponder over.

24th November 2013   

Garden Visit to Graham and Sue Williams. 114 William Powlett, Hogerty Hill. Usual ACSSZ Routine.

DIRECTIONS TO GRAHAM and SUE WILLIAMS | 114 William Powlett, Hogerty Hill | SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2013: Take the Domboshawa Road. Turn right into William Powlett. The Property is a little way down the road on the left.

15th December 2013 

Garden Visit and Christmas function at Debbie and Graeme. 38 Maputi Drive, Christon Bank.

NOT the usual ACSSZ Routine! Starting at 11h00 with a bring & share lunch. The day will not follow our usual routine - see newsletter for details.

DIRECTIONS TO DEBBIE and GRAEME | 38 Maputi Drive, Christon Bank | SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER 2013: Take the Mazowe Road and proceed to the 22km peg (allow $2 for tolls there and back - car-pooling is suggested.) Turn right into Christon Bank Road and travel for approximately 6km. Turn left into Garonga Road and continue about 300m to a T-junction. Turn left into Maputi Drve. No 38 is on the right...the 3rd house along.

Note: all Outings, Functions and Events are subject to change. FULL DETAILS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS IN THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER.