Thursday, October 28, 2010

Open Gardens Weekend, Cape Town

 Eucomis (in bloom in January) 
Cape Town, South Africa:

Reminder, the gardens are ready: every flower has been polished, the earthworms groomed, the compost bins flossed, the fish told not to blow big, rude bubbles, the grass clipped and the birds rehearsed.

On Friday October 29th and Saturday 30th, five private gardens in Constantia and Bergvliet will be open to ticket-holding members of the public.

Friday hours: 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Tickets cost R50 and can be purchased at the door. The price includes a scrumptious tea. There will be a plant sale at one of the gardens and Abalimi bezekhaya's super-local vegetables will be on sale, too.

This annual Open Gardens tour benefits two stellar organizations that rely on donations to function: Abalimi bezekhaya, and Soil for Life. (Here's a previous post I wrote about Abalimi). 100% of the earnings from the weekend are donated

The gardens are at:

9 Sun Valley Avenue, Constantia (my mother's garden and site of local vegetable sale)
11 Bruce Road, Constantia (tea is served here)
3 Zomerlust Avenue, Constantia (plant sale here)
34 Vineyard Road, Bergvliet
1 Ceres Road, Bergvliet

Info: please call Gail at 021-712-5668 or Elaine at 021-713-1845.

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