CENTENARIAN WALK: Join a walk on the trail of 100-year-old plants in Kirstenbosch. Next Saturday, 10am. Walks free, but garden fees apply. Book at 021 799 8783. BIRDS: Attend a bird identification course. Next Saturday and Sunday. Cost: R450. Environmental Education Centre, Intaka Island, Century City. Contact Elaine at 082 455 8402 SHADE: Learn what to plant in shady areas. November 20, 10am. Morné’s Super Plants, Main Road, Tokai. Contact 021 715 4666. AQUARIUM: Roomtogrow presents a talk on aquariums for education, by Xavier Zylstra. November 20, 10.30 – 11.30am. Sanlam Hall (Gate 2), Kirstenbosch. Talks free, but garden fees apply. Contact Cathy at 021 465 6440 or 072 201 2535. DAY LILIES: Visit a day lily festival. Today and tomorrow, 9am – 5pm. Free. The Pink Geranium Nursery, cnr R304 & N1, Muldersvlei. Contact Elma at 021 884 4313 ELGIN OPEN GARDENS: Visit 21 gardens in Elgin Valley, Bot River and Vyeboom to raise funds for charity. Today and tomorrow, 10am – 5pm. Download a map from www.elginopengardens.co.za. Contact Barbara at 078 021 2101 or Jessie at 083 458 3790. HELDERBERG OPEN GARDENS: Visit 12 open gardens. Today and tomorrow, 10am – 4pm. Tickets and access map from Helderberg Hospice, 21 Old Stellenbosch Rd. Cost R50. Contact Patricia at 082 731 5736. PROPAGATION: A workshop on vegetative propagation by Morné Faulhammer. Monday and November 18, 7 – 9pm. Bergvliet High School, Firgrove Way, Bergvliet. R80. Contact Katherine Miles at 021 719 7999. ROSE TOUR: Join a tour of the Elgin Open Gardens with the Western Cape Rose Society. Tuesday. Contact Joy Webb at 083 583 3379. BIRD WALKS: The Cape Bird Club and the Tygerberg Bird Club will host a two-hour bird walk at Kirstenbosch. Led by John Magner, Tuesday, 9 – 11am. Led by Graham Pringle, November 19, 8 – 10am. Meet at Gate 1, Info Desk. Walk free, but garden fees apply. Contact Anna at 083 311 1140. INDIGENOUS GARDENING: A workshop on creating a fynbos garden, by Dalton Gibbs. Wednesday, 7 – 9pm. Bergvliet High School, Firgrove Way, Bergvliet. R80. Contact Katherine at 021 719 7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org OPEN GARDEN: Visit an organic food garden. Next Saturday, 9am – 4pm. Stables Lane, off Brounger Way, Constantia. Free. Contact 021 794 4982 NIGHT WALK: Join a full moon night walk. Next Saturday, 8pm – 10pm. Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West. Cost: R35. Book at 021 851 4060. NATURE WALK: See flowering acrolophias along the Steenberg Ridge and Old Fisherman’s Path. November 20, 8am. Contact Liz at 021 531 8605 or Hanneke at 021 712 1665. VINEYARDS: A talk by Wolfgange Lange on the oldest vineyards in Cape Town to the Cape Natural History Club. November 22, 8pm. R20. The Athenaeum, Newlands. Contact Eleanor at 021 762 1779. BIRDING BIG DAY: BirdLife South Africa’s Birding Big Day. November 23. Download entry form at www.birdlife.org.za
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