Alma bridge plot - Site #80

This site borders Liesbeek Parkway and Alma Road, right next to the bridge over the Liesbeek. It is a sloped plot next to the cycle/walking path towards the river. Due to the slope, this plot was not to have any grass on it (as the council can't mow it on a slope). However, there is nothing but grass here.

Local greener Gill Lanham has started adding some indigenous vegetation here. We aim to continue this work and replace the grass for better groundcovers like sour fig and other indigenous plants.

Potential garden site

This site has been identified as a potential site for an indigenous garden. Are you keen to take this forward? Get in touch!

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Planting log

At this site we have planted the following species:

Species Batch Date Quantity Status
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #188 Jun 20, 2018 200 planted

Wish List

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
Clumping Gazania
Gazania rigens var. rigens
400 I can help!
Cobra lily
Chasmanthe floribunda
40 I can help!
Kranz aloe
Aloe arborescens
5 I can help!
Snake flower
Bulbine frutescens
400 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
1000 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
Wednesday 20 Jun 2018 11:45-12:45 Sour fig planting at Alma Bridge with Gordon's Gym Read more
Wednesday 20 Jun 2018 14:00-15:00 Sour fig planting at Alma Bridge with Kaydee Read more
Friday 26 Apr 2019 07:00-19:00 iNaturalist City Nature Challenge Read more

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