Cecil Park - Site #76

Cecil Park is located on a corner between Rhodes Avenue and Cecil Road. The park contains a grass field in the centre with swings and benches. There are various trees on the plot as well. On the sides there are beds with a large variety of plant species. Some are indigenous, some are not. Local resident Jacques Claasen is very active in maintaining the park and he is continuously planting new species and looks after the plants.

We aim to help Jacques by providing indigenous plants that can enhance the species present in Cecil Park. Due to the proximity to Table Mountain, this is furthermore an important site to plant sunbird and sugarbird friendly species that help create a stepping stone corridor for the birds.

Right next to this site are two other plots that are part of our greening efforts here together with Jacques.

Garden checklist

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

Planting log

At this site we have planted the following species:

Species Batch Date Quantity Status
Senecio talinoides subs. aizoides Batch #35 Jun 12, 2018 6 planted
Crassula tetragona Batch #40 Jun 12, 2018 1 planted
Bulbine frutescens Batch #57 Jun 12, 2018 6 planted
Delosperma cooperi Batch #60 Jun 12, 2018 16 planted
Lampranthus spectabilis Batch #65 Jun 12, 2018 1 planted
Gazania rigens var. rigens Batch #66 Jun 12, 2018 12 planted
Gazania rigens var. uniflora Batch #67 Jun 12, 2018 7 planted
Lampranthus filicaulis Batch #129 Jun 12, 2018 7 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #188 Jun 12, 2018 50 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #220 Jul 19, 2018 120 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #221 Nov 22, 2018 4 planted


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

Rondebosch Common - Table Mountain Corridor

Status: Ongoing

Timeframe: 2017-2021

What is your vision?

We have not yet defined a vision for this plot. What kind of vegetation would do well here? What is appropriate for this place, and in this context? What do people in this area want here? We would love YOUR input. If you have any ideas, please get in touch so we can share it here and get the discussion started!

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Past activities

Date Time Title More details
Tuesday 12 Jun 2018 17:00-18:00 Gardening at Cecil Park Read more
Wednesday 11 Jul 2018 13:00-14:00 Gardening at Cecil Park/ Rondebosch Common area Read more
Thursday 19 Jul 2018 10:00-12:00 Gardening at Cecil Park (Mandela Week) Read more
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge Read more

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