The AHLS - Albany Horticultural and Lilium Society (incorporating the East Cape Lilium Society) - grew out of the original Grahamstown and Albany Horticultural Society, founded in 1896. It is involved in a wide range of activities, including garden visits – local (Grahamstown) and further afield (Bedford, Bathurst, Port Alfred, Somerset East) – and educational video evenings and slide presentations. The society also supports grassroots horticultural projects such as the Umthathi Training Project, school food gardens, and environmental greening through tree planting.
The annual Grahamstown Flower Festival (Green Fest) organised in collaboration with other local groups - including the Albany branch of the Botanical Society and the Umthathi Project - is a highlight on the society's events calender.
The aim of the society is to increase community involvement and educate members on an ongoing basis, encourage water-wise gardening, indigenous plantings and organic practices, and promote networking with other environmental organisations.
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