Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe is a Non-Profit Organisation, concerned with the enjoyment, preservation, conservation and popularisation of aloes, cacti, succulents, cycads and palms.
Operating as usual
We are going to meet this Sunday 27th February at St Giles on Drummond Chaplin Road, just around the corner from Wilkins Hospital. We meet at 10 am for a 10.30 am start. Bring your own tea or drink, a plate of eats to share, chair, hat and any plants you wish to donate to the St Giles waterwise Garden project. Chairman Hans Wolbert would like all members to become involved if at all possible and we have already received generous donations of rock, sand, gravel and soil and many plants, but many more will be needed. So come and see what other gardeners have already done and hear what ACSSZ has planned. We have been working closely with Tawny Stidolph, President of the National Association of Garden Clubs of Zimbabwe in coming up with our plan. St Giles as you all know is critical institution that helps youngsters with congenital problems, accident victims, stroke sufferers, victims of war wounds and many others recover and cope with day to day life. The idea is to have an area of garden that is waterwise, a blaze of colour in winter and that is user-friendly for all whether wheelchair bound on crutches or just unsteady. So come and meet at St Giles which is just off Josiah Chinamano Avenue up Drummond Chaplin Road going towards Old Hararians Sports Club. There will also be a technical talk by Manfred Spindler. See you there. Covid protocols apply.
Hybrid Sabi Stars Adenium. Desert Roses all these colours will be available at the
Rare Plant Sale
Saturday 4th Dec 2021
8am to 2pm
Free Entry to Sale
Catering & Refreshments available
Rare Plant Sale
The first Christmas Rare Plant Sale hosted by The Aloe, Cactus & Succulent Society of Zimbabwe, will be held this coming Saturday at
Mukuvisi Woodlands, Hillside, Harare.
Saturday 4th Dec
8am to 2pm
Free Entry to the Sale
The individual member of the Aloe Society will be selling their home grown plants to the public at bargain prices.
Come early to get the specials.
The weather report is looking good, so come do some open air Xmas Plant Shopping & then take a walk in the Woodlands, bring your furry friend 🐶.
Wonderful Adenium hybrid originally grown from imported seed, by Manfred Spindler. Soon to migrate to Victoria Falls.
Rare Plant Sale
Saturday 25th Sept 2021
Mukuvisi Woodlands, Hillside, Harare
8am to 2pm
Free Entry into the Sale
EXCITING NEWS ...If you or your friends are in Johannesburg, urgently diarise these very important dates for the Johannesburg Succulent Society's JSS Succulent Fest, at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Roodepoort, South Africa on the 9th & 10th October.
Here is an excellent idea for Aloe enthusiasts! Done right here in Harare.
Sweet little aloe done the other day 🌿
Ewanrigg Botanical Garden is ablaze with colour at the moment so if you get chance, take a trip out to see the Aloes & have a picnic/braai.
Ewanrigg needs your support. Adults US$3, Kids & Pensions $1.50 (or equivalent)
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See details below.
Rare Plant Sale.
The Aloe, Cactus & Succulent Society of Zimbabwe will be hosting the Bi Annual Rare Plant Sale.
Saturday 1st May 2021
8am to 2pm
Free entry to Sale
Refreshments will be on sale.
Its the Publics chance to buy directly from the Aloe Society Members, who will be selling off their excess plant treasures, at bargain prices. Come early to get the specials 🙂 .
Covid precautions will be in place.
Wear your Masks 😷, Sanitise, keep a respectable distance & enjoy a day out in the open air.
Like & Share this post for the up coming Rare Plant Sale & stand a chance to WIN 1 of the 2 succulent trays. Winners to be drawn on Fri 30th April at 6pm. Prizes to be collected from John Hibbert at the Rare Plant Sale on 1st May.
Ideas for Rare Plant Sales.
Hi Everyone, Just in time for tomorrow's big event. A practical demonstration on how to rustle up a simple, effective Valentine's Day table decoration for the big Dinner you are all undoubtedly planning for tomorrow. There is no excuse it took Mike and Neels Scott only half an hour or so to collect the bits and pieces and put this stunning arrangement together recently. And the beauty of succulent ingredients is that not only can you spray paint them for extra effect, but you can also plant them out later either in the garden or in suitable containers. The filler leaves and other decorative bits can go into the compost heap.
MVI 5370 Valentine's ! Succulents Quick demonstration by International Flower arranging champion, Neels Scott on how to make a simple, effective table decoration for Valentine's Day
Some ideas if you are remodelling your gardens.
10 Gardens Prettier Than a Lawn (And More Water-Efficient, Too) These inspirational homeowners reduced their lawn to create ecosystems, feed themselves, and conserve water. You can too.
Some sculptural ideas to be tried with the natural spirals of many succulents, cycads and cacti.
Sculptor Weaves Stones, Shells, and Leaves Into Spellbinding Patterns This environmental artist works with natural materials to create ephemeral works of art that are eventually washed away.
An idea for a younger member of ACSSZ with design skills.
My Succulents 2020 Calendar | Debra Lee Baldwin Every year I create a calendar so I have to do a dozen watercolors. Painting is a cherished hobby, but---maybe you can relate?---I need a deadline to do it.
Rare Plant Sale from Car Boots and Trailers at Mukuvisi Woodlands on Sunday 15 November 2020, 8.30 am to 4 pm. New sellers welcome, buyers definitely welcome!
Today's monthly meeting took place at Rockyvale, with standard covid precautions.
The educational meeting included a deeper dive into Euphorbia milii hybrids by Manfred Spindler. Here is a zoom on the flowers.
The amazing Felicity Ambrose was assisted by Mike Caulfield, in demonstrating some incredible floral succulent arrangements.
Our members expressed how grateful they were to meet again, and for what they learned.
Lunch followed, beneath beautiful Msasa / Miombo woodland.
"Ingens No. 60" magazine is the Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's 50th anniversary issue.
Copies are available for sale at Flowertique in Arundel, Hennings Nursery in Honeydew and Handles Butler's HBC shop in Borrowdale Village next to Dusk Home from today. US$10 each.
Monday 21st September from 10am :
FLOWERTIQUE 🌱🌿🌻🌺🐞 in Arundel, is a designated collection point for the Society's paid up members to collect their copy of Ingens No. 60 magazine.
This 50th anniversary issue of Ingens will also be on sale for US$10.
New members are always welcome to join the Society and can email [email protected] and check out the website - www.aloesocietyzim.com for membership forms and more details.
Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe
"Ingens No. 60" magazine, the Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's 50th anniversary issue, is hot off the press!
Ingens is complimentary to all paid up members of the Society. (Members can check their Inbox for more details, collection times and places, which are included in the monthly newsletter 'Ortholopha', penned and emailed to you by the passionate xerophyte Mafungi. These details are also posted on the ACSSZ WhatsApp Group.)
Additional copies will be available for sale, at US$10 each.
A huge thank you to all our contributors, the committee, advertisers, and our readers.
🌱🌿🌵🌴Zim Aloe Chick
Mafungi and Mike stumble across a gem of a garden in Avondale in search of new recruits for the Aloe Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe.
Frances Brakspear's Peacehaven garden. From rags to riches in twelve months. Very fresh new garden with plenty of landscaping and decorating ideas for beginners and especially for youngsters to bring them into the gardening world. Joi...
See Wendy Windell's lovely little townhouse garden in a beautiful complex in Avondale. Join Mafungi and Mike as they hike the highways and byways of Harare.
Wendy Windell's Townhouse garden with Mafungi and Mike Wonderful little urban garden featuring a range of aloes, cacti, succulents, palms and cycads in an Avondale complex in Harare
Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe We are trying something new for the Society. We took a video at Brian and Barbara Terry's garden in Greystone Park on their spring flower collection. Hopefully this works for you, although not really the sort of p-lants that we keep under our ambit, I am sure all members have an interest in any kind of garden plant life. It is a very large file so be warned and I am not sure how long it takes to download, nor what your options are to reduce the file when you want to view it. We shall all learn as we go along and feedback will be welcome.
Ranunculus Rainbow Video about the wonderful spring flowers that Brian and Barbara terry grow every year in their Greystone Park property in Harare, Zimbabwe. Episode 1 Ranunculus
Coming soon! The Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's 50th anniversary issue, Ingens No. 60.
The magazine will be distributed at ACSSZ meetings against the paid-up members listing, out of towners will receive the magazine by hand.
Visit www.aloesocietyzim.com or email queries to [email protected]
A smorgasbord of drought resistant plants. Gold and Silver go to: the epic Aloe reynoldsii (named after the guy who found out that over-watering aloes killed them, amongst other accolades...!🌍🏆🏆🏆), and "Lundi Star" (in the kindergarten under 2 category).
Here is a challenge to all our followers, to post and share their Golds🥇and Silvers🥈, without even leaving home!
Aloe inyangensis is flowering in lockdown in Johannesburg! Our tip: a walk around your waterwise garden will ease the lockdown blues.
This looks really interesting! Does anyone have a specimen in their collection?
Please note that the monthly meeting for February will be held on Sunday 1st March 2020. Notice of venue and time will be sent out in the Newsletter this coming Sunday.
This information may be of interest to our members.
Even though the rain is rather annoyingly holding off in Zimbabwe, spring is still a colourful, full of promise, time of year.
A reminder of the Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe's Plant Sale in November! To be held at The Harare Botanical Gardens (Herbarium Entrance), Belgravia, Harare.
More ideas for prickly customers.
Spring is aloe season in Zimbabwe, wherever you look they are there.
Come to Winter Picnic Lunch at Brian and Barbara Terry's home at 2 Halford Road ,Greystone Park at 11am on Sunday 16th June 2019. Tomorrow!!!!!
Some are already doing this!
Clever garden idea for dry areas
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