Garden World Spring Festival
Garden World Presents a Spring Festival ‘Colour my World’
from 28 July – 3 September 2017
A Garden Design Show Featuring the 2017 Award Winning Kirstenbosch–SA Chelsea Exhibit from London until Sunday 3 September 2017.
Besides the magnificent AWARD winning CHELSEA EXHIBIT, there will be fantastic Designer Gardens, Garden Revamps, Schools Gardens depicting ‘Gardens through the Eyes of a Child’, also Educational Exhibits by the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, North West University, Mogale City Local Municipality & Rand Water with their ‘Water Wise’ Campaign.
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.