Newlands Tree Stump Garden - Site #102


This site is the remains of a very old tree that died from a bad prune. We will replace the grass with indigenous plants and fill the stump with soil and plants to bring some life after death. This site is next to Newlands pool very close to another garden along the Liesbeek River called Sans Souci River patch. This patch will be an educational garden for children that go to the pool and will support surviving Fynbos bulbs in a road verge nearby, by bringing pollinators to the flowers so that the isolated plants can be pollinated

Garden checklist

  • Initial assessment Pending
  • Removal of invasive aliens Pending
  • Landscaping Pending
  • Planting of pioneers species Pending
  • Planting of insect and bird species Pending
  • Planting of specialist species Pending
  • Place-making Pending

Planting log

At this site we have planted the following species:

Species Batch Date Quantity Status
Chasmanthe aethiopica Batch #137 May 30, 2019 14 planted
Felicia aethiopica Batch #142 May 30, 2019 2 planted
Aloe arborescens Batch #245 Mar 12, 2019 2 planted
Portulacaria afra Batch #286 Mar 12, 2019 2 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #304 May 30, 2019 2 planted
Delosperma cooperi Batch #307 Mar 12, 2019 45 planted
Plectranthus neochilus Batch #308 Mar 12, 2019 100 planted
Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #310 Mar 14, 2019 8 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #334 May 30, 2019 6 planted
Leonotis leonurus Batch #358 May 30, 2019 1 planted
Eriocephalus africanus Batch #359 May 30, 2019 8 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 May 30, 2019 8 planted

Below is the list with the different species that can be grown on this site. These species would contribute to the greening of , and would fit in with a wider greening strategy for Cape Town. However, this vision is only a proposal and we invite you to comment on it. Are there any other species that would do well? Are there particular uses for this site that we should take into consideration? Do you have a spectacular vision for the plot? Do you have any ideas to involve the wider community? Please let us know!

Wish List Overview

Item Quantity Pledge support
Solanum africanum 4 I can help!
Brown Sage
Salvia africana-lutea
15 I can help!
Cape Town pea
Otholobium bracteolatum
5 I can help!
Pig's ear
Cotyledon orbiculata
5 I can help!
Rose-scented pelargonium
Pelargonium capitatum
14 I can help!
Silver arctotis
Arctotis stoechadifolia
14 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
20 I can help!
Wild rosemary
Eriocephalus africanus
15 I can help!

If you can help growing any of these species, click the blue button in the table above.

Past activities

Date Time Title More details
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge Read more
Thursday 30 May 2019 10:00-12:00 Planting out Read more
Monday 24 Jun 2019 08:00-08:30 Bird monitoring in Newlands Read more
Monday 29 Jul 2019 08:00-08:30 Bird monitoring in Newlands Read more
Monday 12 Aug 2019 09:00-09:30 Bird monitoring in Newlands Read more
Tuesday 20 Aug 2019 14:00-15:00 Weeding Session( closed session) Read more
Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 08:30-09:00 Bird monitoring in Newlands Read more
Wednesday 09 Oct 2019 08:30-09:00 Bird monitoring at Newlands Tree Stump Garden Read more

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