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Mar 2019

CHOC House

Mar 9 - Mar 10
CHOC House, 16 Eastwold Way, Saxenwold
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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R50

As CHOC is celebrating its 40 th birthday this year we are delighted that we have the opportunity to open the garden for you to enjoy. The garden provides a peaceful and healing retreat for the families of children fighting cancer and is maintained with love by the “Garden Fairies” from the Country Garden Club. It shows off a wide diversity of plants and huge trees provide a welcome shade in the play area so the children can play happily. A magnificent vegetable garden provides fresh…

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Apr 2019

Beechwood Garden

Apr 5 - Apr 7
Beechwood Garden, 25 Christopherson Road
Hyde Park, South Africa
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R50.00

Beechwood Garden together with Shari Dickinson’s Easter Market will be open. This classical landscaped 3.5 acre garden was designed by  pioneer landscape architect Joane Pim and redesigned by the current owners. The  garden surrounds a magnificent old-world house, designed by Steffen Ahrends.  An interesting garden feature is  a forest setting with pathways leading to an English styled rose garden where several ponds provide  perfect examples of water-garden planting. A magnificent sunken kitchen garden will give you  inspiration for your own …

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Heritage Garden

Apr 6 - Apr 7
Heritage Garden, 19 Pallinghurst
Westcliffe, Gauteng South Africa
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R50

In November 2013, the owners started rejuvenating this Old World Garden as they wanted to bring it back to its former glory. The approach was to create light by pruning the old trees enough to create filtered sun as many of the beds were in deep shade. Once that had been achieved the beds needed trenching and feeding with tonnes of compost and organic fertilizer. Here is a mix of Roses, Buddleja Buzz, Penstemmons, mixed Salvia and cascading Convolvulus interspersed…

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May 2019

ALOE RIDGE

May 25 - May 26
Aloe Ridge, 303C Olievenhout Avenue
Northriding., Gauteng South Africa
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R30.00

Olievenhout Avenue, Northriding As so many people begged to see the garden when  Aloes are flowering  and it is   at its most  most spectacular ,the owner very kindly agreed to open it again  in May when 600 aloes will be at various stages of flowering ALOE RIdge ,an indigenous garden, is set in the Northriding Agricultural Holdings Valley just below the Northgate Dome. There are over 300 planted South African indigenous tree species growing amongst the original Ancient African Olives,…

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Oct 2019

Roedean School

Oct 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Roedean School, Princess of Wales Terrace
Parktown, Gauteng South Africa
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R50

A BLOOMING AFFAIR- Garden and Craft Market Day Roedean School has a truly magnificent garden of botanical interest, which intertwines with the schools 116-year history. The Herbert Baker buildings are complemented by beds filled with a great variety of plants, with roses abounding. Visit the Anne Lorentz Peace garden, which is an indigenous water garden at the start of the Roedean Kopje walk. There will be a variety of plants for sale and enjoy a guided tour by Fiorina Jansen…

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Highcloud

Oct 12 - Oct 13
HIGH CLOUD, High Coud Rd,
Irene,
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R50.00

Michelle’s Garden, High Cloud High Cloud Rd , Irene (25 minutes drive from Johannesburg) High Cloud will welcome you to this magnificent park-like estate in the peaceful surroundings of Irene. Set on 10 acres with 5 acres under planting, this garden is both beautiful and unusual. Paths lined with trees of many varieties  guide one through annual and perennial beds . Humpbacked bridges span the many ponds where swans glide regally and then lead onto the wonderfully whimsical follies. An…

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NORTHWARDS HOUSE

Oct 26 - Oct 27
NORTHWARD, 21 Rockridge Rd
Parktown, Gauteng
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R30.00

21 Rockridge Rd, Parktown This historic home in Parktown built by Herbert Baker was once the home of the Dale Laces and then the home of Sir George Albu. As one enters there is a small koppie with indigenous plantings. The rest of the garden follows a more traditional style of Baker Italianate gardens modelled on Gertrude Jekyll ideas. At this time of year one looks down from the garden over a sea of mauve jacaranda blossoms. A view not…

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Judith Williams

Oct 26 - Oct 27
Judith Williams, 36 Pallinghurst Road
Westcliff,
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R30.00

  36 Pallinhurst Rd, Westcliff 10 am-5 pm Beautiful old stone walls surround the gated entrance to this garden. A brick pathway with herbaceous borders on either side, filled with mixed plantings of roses, azaleas and annuals welcomes you.To the left of the house is a wooded area with a small stream and pond  then one goes up onto a lawn with a magnificent view. Below the ridge is a wooded wild garden with a waterfall. If you like to…

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Nov 2019

Random Harvest

Nov 9 - Nov 10
RANDOM HARVEST, Plot 57,Nooitgedacht,College Rd
Muldersdrift,
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R30.00

9-10 November 10 am-5 pm Random Harvest Garden, Plot 57, Nooitgedacht, College Road, Muldersdrift(S26 01.796 E27 53.649) Random Harvest’s garden  features a variety of carefully created habitats for wildlife.  Birds (169 species on their list), many pollinating insects and other creatures abound in the sanctuary provided for them. The gardens  are run on natural principles without the use of harmful pesticides, which accounts for the quantity and diversity of creatures present.Of interest are the beautiful indigenous trees, many of which…

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Beechwood Gardens

Nov 22 - Nov 24
Beechwood Garden, 25 Christopherson Road
Hyde Park, South Africa
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R50.00

    Christopher and Susan Greig Beechwood Gardens, 25 Christopherson Road, Hyde Park Once again we are privileged to present Beechwood Gardens, which over the years have become a highlight on the Johannesburg calendar. Laid out in 1945 by legendary landscape architect, Joane Pim and redesigned by the current owners, this 3.5 acre garden surrounds a magnificent old world homestead, designed by Steffen Arends and features a colossal water oak which is believed to be the largest tree in Johannesburg!…

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