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Spring is in the air


The annual Garden World Spring Festival, taking place from 27 July to 2 September in Muldersdri­ft, is one of the highlights on the gardening calendar in Gauteng. Expect beautiful show gardens, workshops and talks to inspire any gardener.

The theme this year is “A sense of place”, and the designers of the 17 gardens on show are being challenged to create gardens with an emphasis on atmosphere and personal style. Several of last year’s gold-medal winners are participat­ing, but Platteland is particular­ly excited about the winner of last year’s People’s Choice Award, Lizette Nieman from Strylitzia Landscapin­g, who returns with a magnificen­t food garden she calls “Food for thought” (illustrate­d above). Here, she combines year-round, winter and summer vegetables with annuals and perennials and fragrant roses – we can’t wait to see it in real life. Other highlights are gardens by Rand Water and Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (SANBI), a high tea, a talk by Sandy Roberts from the Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre, and beauty sessions with Hannon Bothma of Glam Guru fame. (Hannon will only be beautifyin­g people, not any of the gardens. – Eds.)

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