Ryan Road Park - Site #15


This piece of land is located right off the subway and it has seen better times. Overgrown grass dominates the terrain and the remains of a seating area can be seen. With the support of people in the community we would like to clean up this space. The land belongs to Metrorail and we have received permission to work on cleaning it up. We have listed some plant species as initial inspiration, but we are open to any suggestions and ideas. For the next raining season our goal is for expanding the patch of this garden so that we can plant more indigenous species, we want to have more planting area and less grass in the middle of the garden.

We work on this piece of land generally on Wednesdays, 16.00-17.00. Check out upcoming events to see if we are here coming Wednesday. We also have Saturday events. Come join us!

Garden checklist

  • Initial assessment Completed
  • Removal of invasive aliens In progress
  • Landscaping Pending
  • Planting of pioneers species In progress
  • 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
Aloe arborescens Batch #11 Jun 30, 2018 1 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #41 Sep 17, 2017 1100 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #41 May 19, 2018 10 planted
Chasmanthe floribunda Batch #71 Apr 02, 2018 20 planted
Delosperma cooperi Batch #83 Jul 25, 2018 1 planted
Aloe arborescens Batch #120 Jul 25, 2018 2 planted
Plectranthus neochilus Batch #122 Aug 22, 2018 10 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #126 Jul 25, 2018 6 planted
Leonotis ocymifolia Batch #145 Aug 22, 2018 14 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #152 May 19, 2018 17 planted
Lampranthus glaucus Batch #174 Sep 18, 2019 4 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #189 Jun 05, 2018 30 planted
Bulbine frutescens Batch #203 Jun 30, 2018 1 planted
Delosperma cooperi Batch #225 Jul 25, 2018 6 planted
Aloe arborescens Batch #229 Aug 01, 2018 3 planted
Aloe arborescens Batch #235 Aug 08, 2018 4 planted
Plectranthus neochilus Batch #243 Aug 16, 2018 33 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #295 Dec 15, 2018 11 planted
Leonotis leonurus Batch #358 Aug 28, 2019 1 planted
Leonotis leonurus Batch #358 Sep 18, 2019 1 planted
Eriocephalus africanus Batch #359 Aug 15, 2019 1 planted
Eriocephalus africanus Batch #359 Sep 04, 2019 1 planted
Eriocephalus africanus Batch #359 Sep 18, 2019 1 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 Aug 15, 2019 1 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 Sep 04, 2019 2 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 Sep 18, 2019 2 planted
Salvia africana-lutea Batch #360 Oct 23, 2019 1 planted
Cotyledon orbiculata Batch #362 Aug 15, 2019 1 planted
Cotyledon orbiculata Batch #362 Sep 04, 2019 1 planted
Cotyledon orbiculata Batch #362 Sep 18, 2019 1 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #363 Aug 28, 2019 1 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #363 Sep 18, 2019 3 planted
Solanum africanum Batch #364 Sep 04, 2019 1 planted
Solanum africanum Batch #364 Oct 23, 2019 1 planted
Ruschia macowanii Batch #365 Aug 15, 2019 1 planted
Ruschia macowanii Batch #365 Aug 28, 2019 1 planted
Ruschia macowanii Batch #365 Sep 11, 2019 1 planted
Ruschia macowanii Batch #365 Sep 18, 2019 1 planted
Carpobrotus acinaciformis Batch #367 Aug 15, 2019 3 planted
Otholobium bracteolatum Batch #368 Sep 04, 2019 1 planted
Otholobium bracteolatum Batch #368 Sep 18, 2019 2 planted
Elegia tectorum Batch #369 Sep 04, 2019 1 planted
Lampranthus glaucus Batch #370 Sep 04, 2019 4 planted
Plectranthus neochilus Batch #371 Aug 28, 2019 2 planted
Dimorphotheca fruticosa Batch #380 Sep 18, 2019 2 planted
Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #382 Sep 18, 2019 2 planted
Gazania rigens var. rigens Batch #383 Sep 18, 2019 2 planted
Bulbine frutescens Batch #387 Sep 04, 2019 1 planted

Corridors

This garden is part of the following corridor(s):

Rondebosch Common - Table Mountain Corridor

Status: Ongoing

Timeframe: 2017-2021

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
Watsonia spectabilis 20 I can help!
Blue sage
Salvia africana-caerulea
20 I can help!
Bugle lily
Watsonia meriana
15 I can help!
Cape agapanthus
Agapanthus africanus
100 I can help!
Cape Myrtle
Myrsine africana
50 I can help!
Christmas berry
Chironia baccifera
30 I can help!
Cobra lily
Chasmanthe floribunda
100 I can help!
False olive
Buddleja saligna
3 I can help!
Honeyeverlasting
Helichrysum patulum
40 I can help!
Kranz aloe
Aloe arborescens
5 I can help!
Pig's ear
Cotyledon orbiculata
20 I can help!
Silver tree
Leucadendron argenteum
10 I can help!
Small cobra lily
Chasmanthe aethiopica
40 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
30 I can help!
White arum lily
Zantedeschia aethiopica
25 I can help!
Wild dagga
Leonotis leonurus
10 I can help!
Wild rosemary
Eriocephalus africanus
15 I can help!
Wood iris
Dietes iridioides
40 I can help!
Wormwood
Artemisia afra
10 I can help!
Yellow soldier
Lachenalia reflexa
50 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
Saturday 27 May 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Cleanup Read more
Sunday 23 Jul 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 30 Jul 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 06 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 13 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 20 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 27 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 03 Sep 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 10 Sep 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park Planting and Cleanup Read more
Sunday 17 Sep 2017 14:00-16:00 Agava removal and sour fig planting at Ryan Road Park Read more
Sunday 08 Oct 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park - compost and planting Read more
Sunday 15 Oct 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park and Alma Park - cleanup Read more
Sunday 29 Oct 2017 14:00-16:00 Ryan Road Park and Alma Park - cleanup Read more
Sunday 05 Nov 2017 14:00-16:00 Alma Park Rockery cleanup Read more
Sunday 12 Nov 2017 14:00-16:00 Weeding and grass cutting at Ryan Road Park Read more
Sunday 19 Nov 2017 16:30-18:00 Weeding and sheet mulching Read more
Sunday 26 Nov 2017 16:30-18:00 Sheet mulching and agava removal Read more
Sunday 10 Dec 2017 16:00-17:00 Planting and grass mowing at Ryan Road Park Read more
Sunday 11 Feb 2018 18:00-19:30 Planting carpobrothus and aloe at Ryan Rd Park Read more
Sunday 25 Feb 2018 10:00-12:00 Sheet mulching at Ryan Road Park Read more
Sunday 11 Mar 2018 09:00-10:00 Agave hacking and mulching in Rosebank Read more
Monday 02 Apr 2018 14:30-15:30 Cobra lilly planting at Ryan Road Park Read more
Sunday 13 May 2018 10:00-11:00 Ryan Road Park Community Event Read more
Saturday 19 May 2018 16:00-17:30 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Tuesday 05 Jun 2018 17:00-18:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Sunday 24 Jun 2018 10:00-12:00 Bird monitoring Mowbray Read more
Saturday 30 Jun 2018 10:00-11:30 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Monday 02 Jul 2018 11:00-12:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Tuesday 10 Jul 2018 17:00-18:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Saturday 14 Jul 2018 10:00-11:30 Planting event at Ryan Road Park Read more
Monday 16 Jul 2018 10:00-12:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park (Mandela Week) Read more
Monday 16 Jul 2018 15:00-17:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park (Mandela Week) Read more
Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 14:00-15:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park (Mandela Day) Read more
Thursday 19 Jul 2018 15:00-17:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park (Mandela Week) Read more
Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 15:00-16:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 01 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 08 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 22 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Friday 24 Aug 2018 10:00-12:00 Bird monitoring Mowbray Read more
Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Monday 03 Sep 2018 11:00-12:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 05 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 12 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Monday 24 Sep 2018 10:00-12:00 Bird monitoring Mowbray Read more
Wednesday 26 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 03 Oct 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Thursday 18 Oct 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 31 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 07 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 21 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Gardening at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018 15:00-17:00 Ryan Road Park Community Event Read more
Thursday 18 Apr 2019 09:00-10:00 Garden Maintenance Read more
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge Read more
Friday 14 Jun 2019 09:00-10:00 Garden Maintenance and removal of agave's Read more
Friday 21 Jun 2019 08:00-08:30 Bird monitoring in Mowbray/Rosebank Read more
Monday 22 Jul 2019 08:30-09:00 Bird monitoring in Mowbray/Rosebank Read more
Monday 05 Aug 2019 09:30-10:00 Bird monitoring in Mowbray/Rosebank Read more
Wednesday 14 Aug 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance Read more
Saturday 17 Aug 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance Read more
Wednesday 21 Aug 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance at Ryan road Park Read more
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 10:00-11:00 Garden Maintenance at Ryan road Park Read more
Wednesday 04 Sep 2019 10:00-12:00 Planting at Ryan Road Read more
Tuesday 10 Sep 2019 08:30-09:00 Bird monitoring in Mowbray/Rosebank Read more
Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance at Ryan road Park Read more
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019 10:00-12:00 Garden Maintenance at Ryan road Park Read more
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019 10:00-12:00 Planting at Ryan Road Read more
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance at Ryan road Park - CANCELLED Read more
Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance at Ryan road Park - CANCELLED Read more
Saturday 28 Sep 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance Read more
Wednesday 02 Oct 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden Maintenance at Ryan road Park Read more
Tuesday 08 Oct 2019 09:00-09:30 Bird monitoring at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 09 Oct 2019 10:30-11:00 Garden maintenance at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 09 Oct 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden maintenance at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 09:00-11:00 Agave removal at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 16:00-17:00 Garden maintenance at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 09:00-10:00 Garden maintenance at Ryan Road Park Read more
Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 09:00-10:00 Garden maintenance at Ryan Road Park Read more

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