Set a table for Garden Day 2019

Create a gorgeous centrepiece with greenery from your garden.

With summer in the air, what better time to down tools and celebrate your garden? That’s exactly the aim of Garden Day on Sunday 20 October! Invite neighbours over for a get-together, whether it be a picnic with tea and cake, a plant swap or lunch on the stoep!

Flower crowns are still synonymous with Garden Day celebrations, so wear yours with pride! You can also download fun kiddies' masks from the Garden Day website. Or take it one step further like Home reader Stacy van Zyl of Brackenfell, and design a stunning yet simple table setting for your celebrations. See her tips below, or find more inspiration on

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Stacy's creative plans...


If the pots are made of plastic, wrap them in brown paper tied with grey ribbon, or white paper tied with jute string. “This adds to the rustic vibe that I love so much, without breaking the bank.”


One posy will do for each place setting. Use fragrant herbs tied together with jute string. “Three lavender sprigs, one bay leaf sprig and one rosemary sprig makes a delicate posy.”


Start with a clean, white tablecloth – even a sheet will do. Place a runner down the centre of the table. “Consider a burlap runner with lace details. It is neutral enough to work with most colour schemes.”


Three medium lavender plants and six small thyme plants will do. Start with the three lavender plants, positioned equidistant from each other; then add the thyme plants in-between. Place them on cupcake stands to elevate them. Four glass candlesticks with white tapered candles will add the final touch.

Share a picture of your Garden Day celebrations on social media, using the tag @GardenDaySA and @tuishomemag and you could win a Babylonstoren gift hamper worth R1000!

Need help planning your Garden Day get-together? Simply go to, where you can download Garden Day WhatsApp invitations, photos for social media and recipes. Plus, you can sign up for Garden Day Flower Crown workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg – there’s a video to show you how to make a flower crown, too! Follow Garden Day SA on Instagram for more inspiration.


Connect with fellow gardeners by joining the Candide garden community. The gardening app is free and features an extensive knowledge base of plants, plant identification and growing tips. It’s the app that aspires to be the BFF of choice for gardeners everywhere. Garden Day was proudly created by Candide.

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