FUCHSIA FESTIVAL: Attend the annual Western Cape Fuchsia Society’s Fuchsia Festival with a plant exhibition, as well as a photography competition. Today, noon to 5pm. Tomorrow, 9am to 4.30pm. Lecture Hall (Gate 2), Kirstenbosch. Contact Sheila Bradnick at 021 683 9698. GARDEN WALKS: Join daily walks through the gardens at Kirstenbosch. Mondays: 10am and 2pm. Tuesdays: 10am, 11am and 2pm. Wednesdays: 10am and 2pm. Thursdays: 10am and 2pm. Fridays: 10am and 2pm. Meet at the Info Desk, Kirstenbosch. Walks free, but garden fees apply. Contact Kate at 021 671 5468. CONCERT IN THE FOREST: Music in the Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre at 7pm. Today – MacStanley. R220. De Rust Estate, Elgin. Pre-book picnic at 071 563 6020; 021 844 0605 or www.cluver.com. CONCERT IN THE GARDENS: Enjoy the Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concerts. Tomorrow: Nakhane Toure, Matthew Mole, Tailor. Cost: R90. December 22 – Mango Groove. Cost: R120. December 29 – Oliver Mtukudzi. Cost: R120. December 31 – Goldfish. 5.30 to 7pm. Concert Lawn, Kirstenbosch. Book tickets at 021 799 8782 or 021 799 8602. www.dogreatthings.co.za ROSE TOUR: Join a rose tour to Tuscany. December 28 to January 5. Cost: 2 500. Contact Pamela at 082 553 7555 or email@example.com. www.ludwigsroses.co.za CHELSEA 2014: Join the 21st Show. May 17 to 24. Contact Gillian at 021 683 2838 or 083 261 3961. CAROLS IN THE GARDEN: Four nights of carols at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Thursday to Sunday, 8pm to 9.30pm. Cost: R75. Tickets only available at Pick n Pay. Normal garden fees apply. Concert Lawn, Kirstenbosch. Booking is essential. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. www.kirstenboschrotary.co.za BONSAI SHOW: Attend the Cape Bonsai Kai Annual Show. From next Saturday to December 16, 9am to 5pm. Show is free, garden fees apply. Sanlam Hall, Gate 2. Kirstenbosch. Contact Tony Bent 083 230 5348 or email@example.com INVASIVE PLANTS: Join a plant hack. Next Saturday, 8am. Cost: Free, but entrance fees apply. Helderberg Nature Reserve, Somerset West. Phone 021 851 4060, James on 078 306 1660, or visit www.helderbergnature reserve.co.za CRAFT MARKET: A midsummer festive season gift market with 180 crafters. December 15, 9am to 3pm; December 22, 9am to 3pm. Free entry to the market but garden fees apply. Stone Cottages, opp Kirstenbosch. Contact Jimmy at 074 333 2170, firstname.lastname@example.org IRRIGATION: Learn how to design and install an irrigation system. December 18, 10am. Morne’s Super Plants, 150m north of Tokai & Main Rds, Tokai. Contact 021 715 4666. INVASIVE PLANTS: Join a plant hack at Pringle Bay. December 29, 8 to 11.30am. Contact John Whitehead at 028 273 8807.
FESTIVAL: Attend a fuchsia festival.