Open Gardens 2017

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SINCE 1999, gardening enthusiasts, families and inspired creatives from across Durban have visited the Kloof Conservancy’s Indigenous Open Gardens Show, admiring the exquisite indigenous Edens created by passionate homeowners.

With unique flair and creativity, these avid gardeners have created garden art with local flora, attracting a multitude of wildlife that the Kloof and Upper Highway area proudly boasts.

This year’s Indigenous Open Gardens Show promises to be just as inspiring, with the theme: Indigenous Colour, setting the stage for some impressive displays. Although traditionally an indigenous garden has been unfairly labelled as drab, in South Africa this certainly should not be the case.

South Africa’s incredible botanical diversity offers a wide colour palette for any gardener to choose from. From unique and stunning flowers to beautifully patterned and colourful foliage, indigenous plants can add life and splendour to almost any space.

Visit this year’s show to see the ways in which indigenous colour can be used to vibrantly bring any garden to life.

Show runs from March 25 to 26, from 9 am to 4 pm. Tickets are R60 per person, which includes entrance to five indigenous gardens on show and a cup of tea/coffee with a slice of cake.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at all Indigenous Open Gardens and at the tea garden (Kloof Senior Primary).

There is so much to enjoy:

• Children’s competition involving an “information treasure hunt” at each garden — entry forms at the gates.

• Plant experts at each indigenous garden to offer advice on indigenous gardening.

• Raffle with great prizes — tickets available at all gardens.

• Tuck shop — wors, chicken, salad rolls on sale.

• Art display by pupils from local schools

• Indigenous plant sales

• Garden crafts (wire or metal) for sale

• Kloof Conservancy Information table­

• Invasive alien plants information display and more …

Plant experts will be stationed at each indigenous garden to offer advice on indigenous gardening, and its importance in attracting the amazing wildlife in the community.

For more details, go to www.kloofconservancy.org.za or email info@ kloofconservancy.org.za

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