Ryan Road Park - Site #15


Frances Taylor

Identifier of this site

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.

We work on this piece of land on Sundays, 14.00-16.00. Check out upcoming events to see if we are here coming Sunday. Come join us!

Next activity

Gardening at Ryan Road Park (Nov 21, 2018)


Why is this important?

This site is located in Rosebank. Rosebank is located in close proximity to Table Mountain, and there is a lot of potential to create 'stepping stones' within the area that allow animals (like birds) to come down from Table Mountain and expand their territory, possibly connecting with other areas in the region. However, in order to have a funcional network of stepping stones it is important that the right species are planted throughout the neighbourhood, and that there are sufficient green sites in the area.

Read more about our greening strategy

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
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

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.

Upcoming activities

Date Time More details
Wednesday 21 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Read more
Wednesday 28 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Read more

Past activities

Date Time More details
Saturday 27 May 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 23 Jul 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 30 Jul 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 06 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 13 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 20 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 27 Aug 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 03 Sep 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 10 Sep 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 17 Sep 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 08 Oct 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 15 Oct 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 29 Oct 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 05 Nov 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 12 Nov 2017 14:00-16:00 Read more
Sunday 19 Nov 2017 16:30-18:00 Read more
Sunday 26 Nov 2017 16:30-18:00 Read more
Sunday 10 Dec 2017 16:00-17:00 Read more
Sunday 11 Feb 2018 18:00-19:30 Read more
Sunday 25 Feb 2018 10:00-12:00 Read more
Sunday 11 Mar 2018 09:00-10:00 Read more
Monday 02 Apr 2018 14:30-15:30 Read more
Sunday 13 May 2018 10:00-11:00 Read more
Saturday 19 May 2018 16:00-17:30 Read more
Tuesday 05 Jun 2018 17:00-18:00 Read more
Sunday 24 Jun 2018 10:00-12:00 Read more
Saturday 30 Jun 2018 10:00-11:30 Read more
Monday 02 Jul 2018 11:00-12:00 Read more
Tuesday 10 Jul 2018 17:00-18:00 Read more
Saturday 14 Jul 2018 10:00-11:30 Read more
Monday 16 Jul 2018 10:00-12:00 Read more
Monday 16 Jul 2018 15:00-17:00 Read more
Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 14:00-15:00 Read more
Thursday 19 Jul 2018 15:00-17:00 Read more
Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 15:00-16:00 Read more
Wednesday 01 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 08 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 15 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 22 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Friday 24 Aug 2018 10:00-12:00 Read more
Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Monday 03 Sep 2018 11:00-12:00 Read more
Wednesday 05 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 12 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 19 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Monday 24 Sep 2018 10:00-12:00 Read more
Wednesday 26 Sep 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 03 Oct 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 10 Oct 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Thursday 18 Oct 2018 13:00-14:00 Read more
Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Read more
Wednesday 31 Oct 2018 09:00-10:00 Read more
Wednesday 07 Nov 2018 09:00-10:00 Read more

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