Most of the year we plant, weed and rake – work, in other words. Today is the day where we can celebrate our gardens! Toss down that spade, invite family and friends around, kick back and enjoy your garden with neighbours, family and friends. It's time to celebrate Garden Day
Everyone and anyone can take part, regardless of the size of your garden - rolling lawns, potted windowsills, urban rooftops and patio planters - all are welcome!
WHAT IS GARDEN DAY?
Garden Day is a chance for people across the country to down tools and celebrate their gardens. Everyone can take part, regardless of the size of their gardens – rolling lawns, potted window sills, urban rooftops and patio planters – all are welcome.
CELEBRATE YOUR GARDEN! HOW?
What you do on Sunday 17 October is completely up to you – the most important thing is to head outdoors, wear a flower crown, and welcome Spring with a garden celebration.
WHAT CAN I DO ON GARDEN DAY?
What you do on Sunday 17 October is completely up to you – the most important thing is to take quality time to relax and enjoy your garden with the special people you’ve invited around to celebrate with you!
Invite friends for a bring-‘n-braai, use herbs from the garden to flavour their meat.
Instead of a book club, have a plant club, ask guests to bring a rare and interesting plant. You then swap it with one of the other guests.
Have a garden scavenger hunt.
Use fresh flowers and greenery from your garden to make flower crowns for your guests.
Make flower crowns for your guests
Host an outdoor dinner party where every dish has an ingredient from your garden in it.
Enjoy a cup of rooibos tea and beskuit.
Enjoy dinner outside in the garden with each dish featuring a home-grown ingredient.
- Make seed bombs with the kids.
What you do in your garden on Garden Day is completely up to you. But we think it’s a great opportunity to get together with friends and family so that as many people as possible can celebrate together, here are some ideas …
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WHERE CAN I CELEBRATE GARDEN DAY?
Garden Day can be celebrated in any and every green space, regardless of the shape, size or state of your garden. Here are just a few ideas of where you can celebrate Garden Day:
In your garden
On your balcony
At a community garden
With your neighbours in their garden
Surrounded by your houseplants
Flower crowns are the perfect accessory to show your support on Garden Day - anything goes when celebrating what grows!
If you're not sure how to go about making a flower crown, dig into the articles below for helpful guides and inspiration.
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