Support the Kloof Conservancy Indigenous Open Gardens show this weekend, with eight gardens to admire and free tea, coffee and cake to keep you going!
Photo: Garden Number 1
Garden 1: 1 Halstead Road, Gillitts
Anno – Online Indigenous Gardener Magazine; Lepsoc and Dr Jeanne Tarrant of EWT
Garden 2: 5 Pearson Road, Everton
Prof Neil Crouch – author of Ferns of Southern Africa: A Comprehensive Guide; Crafters
Garden 3A + 3B and Tea Garden: Clifton Hill Estate
Grasslands Nursery – indigenous plants for sale; The Ultimate Companion for Birding in Southern Africa – book sale at promotion price; Natural History books from the School of Garden Design; Environmental Societies (see website for a detailed list); Tuck-shop
Garden 4: 16 The Walk, Waterfall
Indigro Nursery – Indigenous Plants for sale; Pat McKrill – Snake expert and author of Getting to Know the Neighbours
Garden 5: 32 King George Avenue, Forest Hills
Bruce Stead – author of Creative Indigenous Gardening Design on indigenous landscaping
Garden 6: 20 Kloofview Road, Forest Hills
Authors Sally and Dr David Johnson will have a range of natural history and gardening books for sale; Artist Amanda Leggatt
Garden 7: 43 Kloofview Road, Forest Hills
The team of authors from The Flora & Fauna Publications Trust, Dr Elsa Pooley, Richard Boon, Geoff Nichols, Charles and Dr Julia Botha; Val-Lea Vista Nursery – Indigenous plants for sale; Assagay Coffee and sweet and savoury snacks; David Johnson: Tree ID Workshop – Sat 1:30pm and Sun 11am
The Open Gardens show takes place on 24 and 25 May and will run from 9am to 5pm. Tickets cost R60 and give you access to all eight gardens as well as free tea, coffee and cake at the Tea Garden. Children under 12 get in free. Tickets are available at the entrance to each garden.
For more information visit www.kloofconservancy.org.za.