Baboon Matters Trust
About Baboons in South Africa
Baboon Matters Trust

Tips for your Garden

Tips for your Garden

  • Fruiting trees, vines, vegetable patches and herb gardens (and even fish ponds and water features) offer rich rewards to baboons and attract them to residential areas.
  • Nothing is more infuriating than your lovingly tended veggie patch being destroyed by baboons in a matter of minutes!  Baboon-proof your vegetable garden – there are various options for this such as wire or mesh that will let the sunshine in but not baboons.
  • Use contained composting bins, rather than an open compost heap,
  • If possible, plant indigenous plants that offer no fruits or seeds that baboons will eat. 
  • Try to keep your garden fairly open and minimise dense thickets of plants which will provide cover for the baboons and places for them to hide.


Jenni Trethowan
084 413 9482


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