Kloof Conservancy’s main fundraiser, Indigenous Open Gardens, has been taking place since 1999, and the popular event’s theme this year is Indigenous Transformation.
All participating gardens have one main thing in common: transformation from exotic to indigenous flora. Each of the seven gardens – six home-owned plus the beautiful tea garden at The duBoirs in Waterfall – are at different stages of their transformation. Collectively, these gardens exhibit unique ways and step-by-step processes by which local plant species can be incorporated in all genres of garden design – from perfectly polished and lawn-dominated, to simple and easy to maintain. With displays of before-and-after images as well as species counts of the indigenous fauna that their converted gardens have attracted, the property owners will enthusiastically guide and easily inspire visitors to make their own indigenous shift at home.
Entry donation is R60 an adult, while kids under 12 are free and invited to participate in the nature Treasure Hunt at R20 an entry form.
*Open from 9am till 4pm on June 16 and 17.