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Spring Festival 2017 – ‘Colour My World’

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28 July to September 3

Spring means new life, new energy and a fresh start for the garden. Trying out something new, or planning a new look, doesn’t necessarily mean starting from scratch. That’s the idea behind this year’s Spring Festival at Garden World, from Friday 28 July to Sunday 3 September.

 

Last year’s show gardens have been retained, but chances are, you won’t recognise them because this year’s festival offers ingenious ideas for creative ‘tweaking’ that won’t blow the budget. The theme is ‘Colour My World’ because colour never goes out of fashion. Changing colours, trying new combinations, or just going simpler and bolder, can make all the difference. Each of the 18 show gardens has been given the same brief; brighten up our lives with colour; we need it!

Along with water wise gardening, the emphasis will also be on attracting bees to the garden, because bees are under threat world-wide. This year’s Kirstenbosch South Africa Chelsea Exhibit, designed by Internationally recognised designers Ray Hudson and David Davidson, will be re-created by them at Garden World and this year it is being supported by Starke Ayres.

The spring festival programme of talks and workshops includes an afternoon of music and garden mayhem with Tanya Visser, Richard Cock and Paul Vonk, of Mayford Seeds presenting ‘In Tune with Nature’.

Other annual attractions at the festival are the school gardens, children’s box gardens, and floral exhibits of Interflora and the Gauteng Flora Union.

Garden World is on Beyers Naudé Drive in Muldersdrift.
For information on the Spring Festival and booking for the talks, workshops and music contact:
Garden World on 011 957 2545 /011 956 3003 or 083 997 6142.

For more information on the festival visit www.gardenworld.co.za

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