ELGIN OPEN GARDENS: Visit 21 gardens in Elgin Valley, Botrivier and Vyeboom to raise funds for charity. Today and tomorrow, and next weekend (November 9 and 10), 10am-5pm. Download a map from www.elginopengardens.co.za. Contact Barbara on 078 021 2101 or Jessie on 083 458 3790. OPEN GARDEN: The Stellenberg Gardens are open for charity today, from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Costs R30. Stellenberg, Kenilworth. Contact Doreen on 021 761 2948. ORCHIDS: Visit the Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse for an orchid exhibition today, 9am-12pm at Duckitt Orchid Nursery, 3km south of Darling. Contact 022 492 2606 or www.duckittnurseries.com. CENTENARY WALK: Join a walk led by Gerry Adlard today, 10am-12pm. Meet at the Visitors Centre Gate 1, Kirstenbosch, Newlands. Walk free, but garden fees apply. Contact 021 799 8783 or 021 799 8783. PLANT HACK: Join a plant hack at Betty’s Bay tomorrow, 9am-12pm. Contact Ed Silberbauer on 028 272 9096 or firstname.lastname@example.org. GARDENING IN THE WIND: A workshop by Morne Faulhammer on November 5, 7pm-9pm, at Bergvliet High School, Firgrove Way, Bergvliet. R80. Contact Katherine on 021 719 7999 or email@example.com www.bhs.org.za. BIRD WALKS: The Cape Bird Club and the Tygerberg Bird Club host twohour bird walks at Kirstenbosch led by Otto Schmidt on November 5 (8am10am); John Magner on November 12 (9am-11am) and Graham Pringle on November 19 (8am-10am). Meet at Gate 1, Info Desk. Walk free but garden fees apply. Call Anna on 083 311 1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org GARDEN DESIGN: A talk on designing your own garden. November 6, 10am at Morne’s Super Plants, Tokai. Contact 021 715 4666 for details. GARDEN TALKS: Roomtogrow presents garden talks to celebrate the Kirstenbosch Centenary, 10.30am11.30am, Sanlam Hall (Gate 2), Kirstenbosch. Talks free, but garden fees apply. No booking. Contact Cathy on 021 465 6440 or 072 201 2535. • November 6: Collectors and their adventures, by Dot Malan. • November 20: Aquariums for education, by Xavier Zylstra. WETLAND BIRDS: Three-hour workshop on identifying wetland birds on November 9, 9am-12pm. R50. Rondevlei Nature Reserve. Contact Katherine on 021 719 7999 or email@example.com www.bhs.org.za ELSIES PEAK WALK: A strenuous walk to Elsies Peak, Fish Hoek, November 9, 8am. Contact Ann on 021 785 7276 or Melissa on 021 789 0723. DAY LILIES: Visit a day lily festival on November 9 and 10, 9am-5pm. Free. The Pink Geranium Nursery, corner R304 & N1, Muldersvlei. Contact Elma on 021 884 4313 or www.thepinkgeranium.co.za. PROPAGATION: A workshop on vegative propagation by Morne Faulhammer on November 11 and 18, 7pm-9pm. Bergvliet High School, Firgrove Way, Bergvliet. R80. Contact Katherine Miles 021 719 7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.bhs.org.za ROSE TOUR: Tour of the Elgin Open Gardens with the Western Cape Rose Society on November 12. Contact Joy Webb on 083 583 3379. INDIGENOUS GARDENING: A workshop on creating a fynbos garden by Dalton Gibbs on November 13, 7pm-9pm. Bergvliet High School, Firgrove Way, Bergvliet. R80. Contact Katherine on 021 719 7999 or email@example.com www.bhs.org.za NIGHT WALK: Full-moon walk on November 16, 8pm-10pm. Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West. Costs R35. Book on 021 851 4060; www.helderbergnaturereserve.co.za OPEN GARDEN: Visit an organic food garden on November 16, 9am-4pm. Stables Lane, off Brounger Way, Constantia. Free. Contact 021 794 4982 or ww.soilforlife.co.za for more information.