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2015 Spring Festival at Garden World

From July 25 to August 30, 2015 see spring flowers in all their abundance at this year’s Spring Festival at Garden World.

 

This year the theme is Nature’s Bounty’ and 17 designer gardens showcase the wealth of indigenous plants and flowers, tying in with this year’s Kirstenbosch South Africa Chelsea Exhibit entitled, ‘South Africa in Bloom; 40 years at the Chelsea Flower
Show’. The Chelsea exhibit will include a display of ‘Plants South Africa Gave the World’ and a named flower specimen display.

On 22 August the festival presents a herb morning, ‘Teas for Health and Vitality’ hosted by herb authority Margaret Roberts and her daughter Sandy, who have just published a book on the subject. They will focus on teas that build health, provide herb teas to taste and partner them with eats that aid memory, weight, arthritis, gouts, digestion and many more common ailments. The new Herb Tea Book signed by Margaret and Sandy will be available.

For local gardeners, the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden will be creating a show garden (not just a display) highlighting
original ways to use indigenous plants in city gardens.

Other festival attractions are the school gardens, children’s box gardens, magnificent floral exhibits of the Gauteng Flora Union & Interflora and educational exhibits by Rand Water’s ‘Water Wise’, North West University and Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo.

Garden World recently received a Gold Award from SANA (South African Nursery Association). Garden World is on Beyers Naudé Drive in Muldersdrift. For information on the Designer Gardens and booking for the talks, workshops and music contact Magriet / Corné on 011 957 2545 /011 956 3003 or 083 997 6142. For more information on the festival visit
www.gardenworld.co.za

 

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