Introduction-SA Fisheries Museum

SA Fisheries Museum

A Friendship Garden

Since 2013, the friends of the SA Fisheries Museum have been helping to establish and maintain an indigenous garden for the Velddrif community, with assistance from the Berg River Municipality. Each year on Mandela day (18 July) the Friends weed and clean up the garden before the Spring Flowerseason. 

In 2019 they celebrated this involvement by giving a name to the garden. As the garden is a strong binding initiative in the community, they named it: “Vriendskapstuin/ Friendship Garden / Igadi yabahlobo”. The three singnage boards were put up by the Bergriver Municiplaity on 18 July 2019. After the hard work of the day and the erection of the name boards, the friends enjoyed coffee in Elsje van der Linde's trusty combi, Old Blue.

Photo - Felicity Ströhfeldt, museum manager and  Elsje van der Linde, shake hands on another milestone achieved.