Your Place in the Kogelberg by Tim Attwell is more than a book about gardening. Filled with interesting facts and useful information about the natural environment in the Hangklip to Kleinmond area, the book entertains as much as it informs.

Readers are introduced to the animal life and the seven different vegetation types of the southern coastal transition zone of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, each one different from the others. They will find out the many ways gardens can be both part of the natural landscape and provide beauty, recreational space and endless delight.

The ‘Battle of Betty’s Bay’ and the story of the fearless nature warriors who have combated alien invasions for over fifty years introduces readers to the sport of hacking – what enemies to attack and why and how to do it effectively.

Beautiful photographs on nearly every page, coupled with informative captions and highlighted ‘key ideas’ makes browsing through the book as much fun as reading it.

Your Place in the Kogelberg is an ideal Christmas gift for residents in the Rooi Els to Kleinmond area and for friends and family members who aren’t in the area, but would love to be.

Get copies from the entrance kiosk at Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, Pringle Books in Pringle Bay, Penguin Place in Betty’s Bay, Harbour Road Books and Oupa’s Books in Kleinmond and further afield in bookshops at Kirstenbosch, in Hermanus and Grabouw or, at a discount, at the Kogelberg Branch of the Botanical Society talks.