ORCHIDS: Visit the Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse for an orchid exhibition. Next Saturday, 9 am-noon. Duckitt Orchid Nursery, opposite Malmesbury turn-off about 3km south of Darling. Contact 022 492 2606 or www.duckittnurseries.com ROSE PRUNING: Attend a winter pruning demonstration. Today, 9.30am. Western Cape Rose Society, Durbanville Rose Garden Clubhouse, Durbanville Road. Contact Joy Webb on 083 583 3379. GUIDED GARDEN WALK: Join Heidi Timm for a stroll through Kirstenbosch’s upper garden. Today, 10am-noon. Kirstenbosch. Walks free, but garden fees apply. Booking essential on 021 799 8783. PLANT HACK: Join a plant hack at Pringle Bay. Tomorrow, 8-11.30am. For more information, contact John Whitehead on 028 273 8807. RESTIOS GRASSES: A talk on growing restios and grasses in your garden. Wednesday, 10am. Morne’s Super Plants, 150m north of Tokai and Main roads, Tokai. Contact 021 715 4666. INDIGENOUS PLANTS: A talk on the propagation of indigenous plants, by Trevor Adams, hosted by Roomtogrow. Wednesday, 10.30 – 11.30am. Sanlam Hall (Gate 2), Kirstenbosch. Talks free, but garden fees apply. No booking. Contact Cathy at 021 465 6440 or 072 201 2535. FLOWER SHOW: A floral art show arranged by the Darling Presbyterian Flower Ministry. Friday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Darling Presbyterian Church, Pastorie Street, Darling. Free. Contact Ian at 084 441 3091. CENTENNIAL WALK: Attend a walk highlighting Kirstenbosch’s history with Dot Malan. Next Saturday, 10am. Meet at info desk Gate 1. Kirstenbosch. Booking essential. Contact Dot Malan at 021 799 8783. PLANT HACK: Join a plant hack at Betty’s Bay. Next Sunday, 9am-noon. For more information, contact Ed Silberbauer at 028 272 9096 or email@example.com INDIGENOUS PLANTS: A talk on indigenous plants by top grower Luise Ehrich. Next Sunday, 8pm. The Athenaeum, Boundary Terraces (next to WPCC), Campground Road, Newlands. R20. Contact Glenda at 021 531 5713 or www.capehorticulturalsociety.co.za GUIDED GARDEN WALK: Join a guided walk with Pat Bowerbank and discover the different flowers in the Proteaceae family. August 10 and 24, 10am-noon. Kirstenbosch. Walks free, but garden fees apply. Booking essential at 021 799 8783. PLANTS FOR SUMMER: A talk on new plant releases. August 14, 10am. Morne’s Super Plants, 150m north of Tokai and Main roads, Tokai. Contact 021 715 4666. GARDEN TALKS: Roomtogrow presents talks to celebrate Kirstenbosch’s centenary. 10.30-11.30am. Sanlam Hall (Gate 2). Talks free, but garden fees apply. No booking. Contact Cathy at 021 465 6440 or 072 201 2535. August 14: Travels with a landscape architect, by Clare Burgess; August 28: Proteas, behind the scenes at Kirstenbosch, by Louise Nurrish. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A talk by Bruce Basset on artificial intelligence to the Cape Natural History Club. August 17, 8pm. R20. The Athenaeum, Newlands. All welcome. Contact Eleanor at 021 762 1779.
TAKE a stroll through Kirstenbosch.