REWILDING WHAT WAS LOST...

...INTO FORESTS FULL OF LIFE

Plants for Life is on a mission to restore Kenya's ecosystems into life-giving landscapes for people and nature. 

OUR FLAGSHIP PROJECT

BRACKENHURST FOREST

Brackenhurst is the story of what 20 years of reforestation can look like. This 40-hectare forest near Nairobi, Kenya, once covered in foreign species, has been actively restored with over 650 species of magnificent indigenous trees and shrubs since 2000 by Plants for Life International.


This forest has become a shining light and example of what's possible for Kenya's natural resources, with active reforestation. 


BUT A FOREST IS MUCH MORE THAN ITS TREES...


A restored forest is a habitat for a myriad of species. 

The progress over the past two decades has been significant, not only in terms of the visual aesthetics, but more so in the visible increase of animal life within the forest.​​

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ACTIVITIES

How to get involved

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GUIDED WALKS & COURSES 

Learn about local species

Plant identification in the field, basic knowledge of Afro-montane forest species, invasive species removal, understanding of ecosystem service in a practical setting, plant and biodiversity conservation, understanding of ecological restoration and methods used, and historical and current threats to African tropical forest ecosystems.

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY

Volunteer

With this initiative, our goal is to connect people with the nature that makes Kenya so special. Want to assist with our rehabilitation efforts or perhaps you're a student looking for a fantastic research opportunity? Get in touch with our team today! 

FUNDRAISE

Help the forest

Ecosystem rehabilitation is resource intensive. Help Plants for Life continue restoring habitats for people and the planet by starting a fundraiser or donating your time/energy to further our cause. 

ALL THE LATEST NEWS

Read all the latest news and articles about Brackenhurst Forest

LEARN ABOUT THE VALUE OF INDIGENOUS TREES

Published by UN Environment

FOREST RESTORATION – SAVING EAST AFRICA’S RARE TREES

Published by Global Trees Campaign

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"There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet."

― Peter Wohlleben

PARTNERS

Plants for Life
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CONTACT

Brackenhurst Botanic Garden
Plants For Life International
P.O. Box 617
Limuru
00217 Kenya

+254 733 995478/ +254 66 73407/ +254 66 73007

PLANTS FOR LIFE

©2019 by Georgina Avlonitis