Spring is in the air

go! Platteland - - NEWS & DIARY -

The an­nual Gar­den World Spring Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place from 27 July to 2 Septem­ber in Mul­der­s­drift, is one of the high­lights on the gar­den­ing cal­en­dar in Gaut­eng. Ex­pect beau­ti­ful show gar­dens, work­shops and talks to in­spire any gar­dener.

The theme this year is “A sense of place”, and the de­sign­ers of the 17 gar­dens on show are be­ing chal­lenged to cre­ate gar­dens with an em­pha­sis on at­mos­phere and per­sonal style. Sev­eral of last year’s gold-medal win­ners are par­tic­i­pat­ing, but Plat­te­land is par­tic­u­larly ex­cited about the win­ner of last year’s Peo­ple’s Choice Award, Lizette Nie­man from Stryl­itzia Land­scap­ing, who re­turns with a mag­nif­i­cent food gar­den she calls “Food for thought” (il­lus­trated above). Here, she com­bines year-round, win­ter and sum­mer veg­eta­bles with an­nu­als and peren­ni­als and fra­grant roses – we can’t wait to see it in real life. Other high­lights are gar­dens by Rand Wa­ter and Wal­ter Sisulu Na­tional Botan­i­cal Gar­den (SANBI), a high tea, a talk by Sandy Roberts from the Mar­garet Roberts Herbal Cen­tre, and beauty ses­sions with Han­non Bothma of Glam Guru fame. (Han­non will only be beau­ti­fy­ing peo­ple, not any of the gar­dens. – Eds.)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.