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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

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 mer­ran@telkomsa.net 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.

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