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2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS (Subject to change without prior notice. Watch the local press for details.)

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Feb, 1st





Rosalind Spears - A Garden in Devon

Rosalind and Johnny Spears have lived at Libertas, their South Devon home (a converted tythe barn), for nearly 20 years during which time they have created the garden. This garden will be opened to the public through the National Gardens Scheme for the first time in 2016. The 10 acres include two large walled gardens, a wooded area, a meadow and the Ladies Promenade and Vine House. In this illustrated talk Rosalind will lead you around the estate showing you the development and design of the garden, including the flowers and sculptures.

 The book, Frank Spears the Painter, will be on sale on the night.

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Mar, 7th Athol McLaggan - Behind the Scenes at Stellenberg Garden Contact Us
Apr, 4th


Marianne Alexander - Good Morning Vietnam, Hello Singapore

A whistle-stop presentation introducing you to the plants flowers, amazing vegetables, topiary, trees, weeds and landscapes from Halong Bay in the north to the Mekong delta in the south, followed by a wander-around the Botanical gardens in Singapore with its famous orchid garden and the new Gardens by the Bay.

Flower Show
Tuesday Apr, 19th

An illustrated talk by the President of the Mediterranean Garden Association Portugal, Burford Hurry.

This talk, A Stroll Through Three Algarvian Gardens, will be held at Erin Hall, Erin Road, Rondebosch at 20:00.

Plant Sale
May, 2nd Rod and Melanie Stewart - Gardens of New Plymouth, New Zealand Outreach
Jun, 6th Cherise Viljoen - Fabulous Fynbos Photo Gallery
Jul, 4th David Davidson - Chelsea 2016  

Monthly meetings are held at the Athenaeum, off Campground Road, next to the WPCC (Sahara Park) in Newlands. Secure parking is available.

We meet on the first Monday of each month at 8pm. There is no need to book and visitors are always welcome.

The entrance fee of R20,00 for non-members (R10 for members), includes a chance to win the raffle prize of the evening, and enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits.

Please contact our Secretary if you have any further queries.

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Updated: 22-02-2016