Plant enthusiasts spoilt for choice at Garden Show

2015-09-28 09:35
Cactus 4 Africa owner Koekies Koekemoer with one of his cacti on the last day of the Pietermaritzburg Garden Show.

Cactus 4 Africa owner Koekies Koekemoer with one of his cacti on the last day of the Pietermaritzburg Garden Show. (Chelsea Pieterse, The Witness)

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Pietermaritzburg -  The Royal Showgrounds were abuzz with plant enthusiasts enjoying the final day of the popular Garden Show on Sunday.

Even the sweltering heat of the past few days did not stop people from all over KZN visiting the show and spirits among both the public and the exhibitors were high.

Dunrobin Garden Centre’s Shelvin Nursery owner Vincent Hemingway said this year’s show had been a great success with lots of support from the customers.

“This is our seventh year at the show and it has just been awesome,” said Hemingway.

“Our stall has done very well,” he said.

Another popular plant stand at the show was the “Cactus 4 Africa” stand with various species of cacti on display.

Owner Koekies Koekemoer said it was his second year at the show and this show had gone well.

Based in Vryheid, Koekemoer, who has a wide variety of cacti and succulents, said he will definitely be back next year with more of his wares.

“The show is very good for us and this year has gone really well,” he said.

With its beautiful exhibits, jams, cheese, tractors, art, orchids, and a wide variety of other plants on sale, the show catered for every customer and seller over the four-day period.

Tyleigh hand-made crafts owner Natalie van Achterbergh said it was her first year at the show and she was impressed with the turnout.

The Scottburgh shop owner said all of her products were hand-made and people had responded well to the quirky wooden signs and posters she had on offer.

With the end of another successful Pietermaritzburg Garden Show, sellers like Koekemoer, Hemingway and Van Achterbergh are already gearing up for next year’s show with much excitement and anticipation.

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