Spring is almost here (hallelujah!) and to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and the dusting off of flip flops, Johannesburg Garden Club will once again be hosting the annual Open Gardens Meander. In aid of Johannesburg Child Welfare, this year’s event will once again showcase some of the best gardens Johannesburg has to offer with ticket holders getting access to unseen gardens not usually open to the public.

Taking place on 15 and 16 September, the Open Gardens Meander 2018 will offer access to five completely unseen gardens to the Johannesburg public. With a focus on sustainable gardening this year, the Meander will include five sites in Bryanston and Atholl, that are producing fresh herbs, fruits and veggies from home-kitchen gardens. Each garden is individual, has its own unique charm, and boasts a show-stopping water feature. And the best bit? None of these breathtaking gardens have been open for public viewing before!

Open Gardens Meander 2018On each site, visitors will find a selection of plants on sale including Clivias, Azaleas, Clematis, Irises and the Johannesburg Garden Club members’ home-grown plants. A tea garden and refreshments will also be available at one of the gardens, giving you the space to relax, refresh and enjoy the stunning surroundings. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Johannesburg Child Welfare, an organisation that provides services and help to neglected children in the city, meaning your meandering is supporting an awesome cause!

Save the date – this is a must-see for all nature lovers with a passion for home gardening and sustainability!

Open Gardens Meander 2018The Open Gardens Meander will take place on 15 and 16 September from 10:00 to 17:00 at five different locations in Bryanston and Atholl. Tickets cost R250 per person and must be booked online through the Johannesburg Garden Club website.

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