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Open gardens to inspire and raise funds

TANYA Visser, South African television presenter of The Gardener on the Home Channel and editor of The Gardener and Die Tuinier magazines, is opening her garden to visitors this weekend to raise funds for the Kloof Conservancy, and to inspire others to get out and make beautiful gardens this spring. Shelley Kjonstad/African News Agency (ANA)

TANYA Visser, South African television presenter of The Gardener on the Home Channel and editor of The Gardener and Die Tuinier magazines, is opening her garden to visitors this weekend to raise funds for the Kloof Conservancy, and to inspire others to get out and make beautiful gardens this spring. Shelley Kjonstad/African News Agency (ANA)

Published Sep 18, 2021

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IT’S spring – and time to get inspired to refresh your garden after winter.

Today and tomorrow local gardening guru Tanya Visser is opening her beautiful home garden in Assagay to visitors. Visser and Izolda van der Merwe have created a vibrant spring garden and have a pop-up shop offering garden goodies and plants. Enjoy coffee, cold drinks, hot dogs and brekkie rolls while you take in the garden’s spring delights.

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Visser is known by most South Africans as the television presenter of the Home Channel’s popular show, The Gardener, as well as the editor of The Gardener and Die Tuinier magazines. She loves growing her own vegetables for the kitchen and has impressive succulent and grass collections. Tomorrow, musician Chris Jensen will be in the garden from 10am until 2pm so take a picnic blanket and relax on the lawn.

This open garden is a fund-raiser for the Kloof Conservancy.

A second open garden weekend will be held on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3 from 9.30am to 4pm. Three spring gardens will be on show ‒ two in Winston Park and one in Kloof: 12 Greenacre Place, Kloof; 11 Jan Smuts Avenue (entrance in Trevennen Road), Winston Park, and 2 Eagle Downs in 27 Reservoir Road, Winston Park.

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Funds raised will be distributed to various charitable organisations supported by the Rotary Anns of the Rotary Club of Kloof.

Spring Gardens are supported by the 1000 Hills Community Tourism Organisation.

For Tanya’s open garden at 6-8 Controversy Drive, Assagay, tickets cost R50 per person and R20 for children under 12 at the gate. The garden is open from 9am to 4pm on both days.

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For the Rotary Anns Spring Gardens next month, tickets cost R25 per garden per person, payment by Zapper or cash. Gardens are open from 9.30am to 4pm.

For queries, e-mail: [email protected] or visit the website at www.hillcrestconservancy.co.za

The Independent on Saturday

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