Research Facilities

The Manie van der Schijff (MvdS) Botanical Garden

The MvdS Botanical Garden is an integral and historical part of the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and, as it forms roughly a third of the Hatfield Campus landscape, has its own webpage. For more information please follow this link or visit our Facebook page here.


Mr Jason Sampson Office: Greenhouse 1-4, Main Campus
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4274
Email: jason.sampson[AT]

Mr Arnold Frisby Office: Nursery – Experimental Farm 1-2
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 6031
Email: arnold.frisby[AT]


HGWJ Schweickerdt Herbarium (PRU)

The HGWJ Schweickerdt Herbarium is situated on the bottom floor of the Plant Sciences Complex and is an open research facility which is actively used by many departments of the University, researchers from other institutions and members of the public. For more information about the Herbarium please follow this link.

Contact Details

E-mail: herbarium[AT]
Tel: +27(0)12 420 4044/4784

Staff Members


Prof AE (Braam) Van Wyk
Office: Plant Sciences Complex 2-37
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2545 / 4784 / 5843
E-Mail: braam.vanwyk[AT]
Technical Assistants

Mrs EP (Elsa) Van Wyk
Office: Plant Sciences Complex 2-29
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4784 / 4044 / 2545
E-Mail: elsa.vanwyk[AT]

Ms M (Magda) Nel
Office: Plant Sciences Complex 2-32
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4044
E-Mail: magda.nel[AT]
Laboratory Assistant

Mr MP (Petrus) Rantho
Office: Plant Sciences Complex 2-33
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2006 / 1927
E-Mail: petrus,rantho[AT]


The ACGT Microarray Facility

For more information about the ACGT Microarray Facility and Services, Click here

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