This study sought to establish an inventory of plant species established at three gravel borrow pits around Gaborone, Botswana. At each, plant data were collected from randomly selected 10 x 10 m quadrats within and up to 30 m away from the borrow pits. Species of Acacia were the most numerous in the pits, while more non-woody than woody species were established within the pits. Most woody species within the pits were not found around the pits, and most of the non-woody species within the pits were found around them, with the exception of the Tlokweng pit.
Key words: Re-vegetation, reclamation, pioneer species, seed bank, borrow pit, Acacia.