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Happy Garden Day!

Published on October 17th 2021
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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!


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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
  • Meditate.
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Seed bombs!
  • 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 …
For more ideas, steps on how to make a flower crown and Garden Day inspiration, visit and follow us on social media.
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Share your Garden Day celebration with us!
Dig into these articles for ideas, recipes, kids activities and some more Garden Day inspiration.
Delectable Garden Day recipes:
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A Recipe for Blooming Delicious Lemongrass Ginger Beer and Flowery Focaccia


Garden Day activities for kids:
Find some great ideas on what to do on Garden Day here.


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
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On your balcony
At a community garden
With your neighbours in their garden
Surrounded by your houseplants
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Crown yourself!

Flower crowns are the perfect accessory to show your support on Garden Day - anything goes when celebrating what grows!
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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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What are you doing to celebrate Garden Day today? Share a post of your celebration and hashtag #GardenDaySA and tag us @CandideZA

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