South Africa

National Coordinators
Itumeleng Moroenyane
Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University
Fascination of Plants Day

The seventh international “Fascination of Plants Day” around 18 May 2024 will be launched by plant scientists across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO).

The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture and sustainable production of nutritious food, as well as for horticulture, forestry and the production of plant-based non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation is also a key message.

May 15
May 16
Stellenbosch University Plant Open Day
Stellenbosch University Plant Open Day
Stellenbosch University
openday guidedtour exhibition

Join us for an exciting Plant Open Day at Stellenbosch University on Wednesday, May 15, 2024! This special event offers school students a unique opportunity to dive into the fascinating world of plants and discover the latest advancements in plant research. Throughout the day, attendees will have the chance to explore interactive exhibits, participate in hands-on activities, and learn from leading plant scientists about the crucial role plants play in our environment and economy. Whether you’re curious about the science behind plant growth or interested in the diverse career opportunities that working with plants holds, this open day is designed to spark your enthusiasm and expand your knowledge. Don’t miss out on this educational adventure—come and see how you can grow your future with plants!

Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch Central
Keanu Martin