Constantia Valley Open Gardens – THIS WEEKEND.

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Saturday  12th Nov    10h00 – 17h30          

Sunday 13th Nov        10h00 – 16h30

ENQUIRES 021 7124561

TICKETS R50.00 or R60.00 on the day

Tickets from:

Peter Gilder- Constantia Shopping Centre. 

Ferndale Nursery  Brommersvlei road. 

Sherwood Hardware Ladies Mile 

The Greenhouse Nursery Montebello in Newlands  

http://www.webtickets.co.za to be redeemed at 5 Susanne Way

TEA GARDEN  29 Brommaert Avenue

PLANT SALE – 72 Starke Road,  Bergvliet – ‘My Gardening Notebooks’ also available there

PLEASE DROP OFF YOUR old, but still useable gardening tools and implements at the gardens for distribution to Abablimi and Soil for Life

Addresses on reverse of tickets. Maps at gardens

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 Their first priority was to identify potential gardens and approach the owners. Many factors need to be taken into consideration including ease of access, space in one for a tea garden and in another for the famous plant sale. They also had gardens across the spectrum- some large and some small, some formal and some informal gardens as well as some pretty and English or ‘cottagey’, some more sophisticated and modern and at least one where indigenous plants predominate. And of course some with interesting features like kitchen or vegetable gardens, water features, fairy gardens for the children.

Although open gardens from previous years are re-visited some years new gardens are always included. As this event has been run for many years most of the members with suitable gardens have already participated.

Fortunately one of newest members, Anthea, ‘volunteered’ her large park like garden.

The younger gardeners from our offspring club ‘Flourish’ were approached again and this year Christine’s small suburban garden will be on show.

The search for another two inspiring gardens has brought us two enthusiastic non-member gardens:

The predominantly indigenous garden of Carel and Bridget’s large Constantia garden.

Opening one’s garden to public scrutiny is daunting, and takes many months of hard work and preparation. Thanks go to these four gardeners.

Once again the money we raise will be donated to food garden projects including Abalimi Bezekhya and Soil for Life.

We offer you gardens which are inspirational and while some will be ‘attainable’ to the average ‘man in the garden’ others are gardens you can dream about aspiring to.

Photo.  Taken by Carel in his garden.

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