Open Garden fun while learning

2018-06-12 06:01

THE annual Indigenous Open Garden on June 16 and 17, held by the Kloof Conservancy to raise funds for local projects, is said to be a very different one this year, this according to chairperson of the Kloof Conservancy Paolo Candotti.

Candotti said people should come in numbers to be inspired by the beauty and ease of indigenous gardening which is the best way for gardening under local conditions. “We are a water scarce country and indigenous species are water-efficient and adapted to our climate.”

The gardens on show will demonstrate how beautiful and colourful a garden can be.

“By attending the garden show visitors will be making a contribution to the protection of our environment as the funds raised are used in numerous Kloof Conservancy projects,” Candotti said. He said this year they have something different to offer nature lovers. “This year we have seven stunning gardens on show to highlight the transformation from exotic to indigenous.

“We are also featuring an exciting nature facts treasure hunt for children under the age of 12 where entrants will have to follow clues and find a feature of environmental interest in each garden.

“We also have some exciting prizes for the children,” said the chairperson.

He said that, by not attending the event, the public will be missing out on a lot of fun,

“The public should look at this as a great, low-cost family day out.”

He added that they would like the public to participate in the raffle and the nature facts treasure hunt.

Candotti also welcomed donations of cakes for the tea garden which will be held on the day. To donate email

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