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SUMMER '17

Summer in Johannesburg can be difficult. Are we going to have a drought or will the heavens open to deluge? Our thanks go once again to our wonderful garden owners who are prepared to share their gardens with us come what may.
This season we first present two gardens, very diverse in style but both managing to incorporate a large selection of indigenous material into their landscape design.
The beginning of February takes us to Inyoni Creek, the flagship residential complex of Rand Aid, one of our beneficiaries for this season and a major contributor to social upliftment in the country.
We look forward to seeing you again and wish you enjoyment in your garden visits.
 


28/29th January ‘17
10am to 5pm                                                                                                                                                       
Elvira Holz
16 Nielson Drive
Blairgowrie


The owners of this small suburban garden have over a period many years managed to achieve a tropical wonderland.
Structure and form are the backbone and the use of mostly indigenous large leaved plantings combined with multiple varieties of ferns and set beneath well pruned trees give a most satisfying picture. Along with this are tastefully placed artefacts of all descriptions to be found throughout the garden. The owners are knowledgeable and prepared to share their secrets.
Entrance R30 children under 12 free
Contact Lynne – 082 689 0930
 


       



28/29th January ‘17
10am to 5pm    

Maatje and Hendrick Barnard
166 Oak Avenue
Ferndale


Set on a panhandle this medium sized garden is always a delight.
Although by no means an indigenous purist’s ideal, the vast number of well grown indigenous trees are surrounded by beds of native and exotic plants giving year round colour to the beds surrounding the meandering pathways.
Again we are lucky in having very knowledgeable garden owner who will be prepared to give hints and tips on how to achieve these lovely results.
Entrance R30 children under 12 free
Contact Lynne – 082 689 0930




 



4/5th February
10am-5pm

Inyoni Creek, corner Modderfontein and Wordsworth Roads, Lyndhurst.

11 lovingly tended cottage and apartment gardens in this rural setting of indigenous trees, shrubs, succulents and colourful mass plantings at the main entrance, a dam partly bordered with willows, the clubhouse with pier extending over a dam lined with reeds and bulrushes.  Birdlife abounds.  Common area and pavement gardens merge in a variety of succulents, roses, pincushion proteas.  Individual gardens vary from formal Italian style with topiary, hanging baskets and pots to English country gardens with water features, fish ponds and lush rose and a courtyard gardens.  
 
On entry a detailed map of individual gardens with be provided.
TEA GARDEN.
 
Entrance R50 – children under 12 free
 
 
Contact Pam – 083 496 4746
 
 




All funds raised for this season will be directed to the following charities:

RAND AID
NPO number 000 605
PBO number 18/11/13/1191
S.A. GUIDE DOGS ASSOCIATION
NPO 000 758
JOHANNESBURG CHILD WELFARE
NPO 600-0566
BirdLife South Africa
NPO: 001-298



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Summer Calendar

28/29th January ‘17
10am to 5pm    
Elvira Holz
16 Nielson Drive
Blairgowrie
28/29th January ‘17
10am to 5pm 
Maatje and Hendrick Barnard
166 Oak Avenue
Ferndale
4/5th February '17
10am-5pm
Inyoni Creek
 cnr Modderfontein and Wordsworth Roads, Lyndhurst
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Call for new gardens

Times change and with it, we have lost many of our original gardens to relocation and development so now we find ourselves asking for your help.
Behind our huge walls and fortified fences, we know that there are gardening gems waiting to be discovered.
 
Do you or someone you know have one of these treasures?
 
As gardeners, we toil in our gardens and what better reward could we have than to be able to display our achievements by sharing with our very appreciative gardening visitors.
 
Please, to all you avid gardeners out there consider this an invitation to contact us at info@gardensofthegoldencity.co.za and we will gladly visit you!
 
Beautiful Gardens
Lynne Ludolph info@gardensofthegoldencity.co.za
082 689 0930
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