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2017 Event



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Date:   The 2017 Indigenous Open Gardens are scheduled for the weekend of 24 / 25 March


Theme: Indigenous Colour




Please read these terms as displayed at the entry of each garden. If you are not happy with them you are entitled to return your ticket for a refund, provided you have not entered any of the properties.

These terms exempt Kloof Conservancy and the owner/occupier of any liability for any loss or damage howsoever caused.

Please note that all gardens have rough paths, cobblestones, gravel, rocks over which you can walk – all these are potential tripping hazards. Some gardens have steep sections and the trails are very rough as one would expect in a forest environment. We have tried our best to make these paths walkable but if you have a walking disability then you may need to reconsider using some of the more challenging sections.

In all cases you enter the gardens and walk the paths at your own risk.




Some simple guidelines to help you enjoy the gardens:

  • Wear sensible shoes – many gardens have cobblestone paving or gravel or slopes!
  • Many of the gardens have interesting/unusual trees so bring along a tree book
  • Take a pair of binoculars if you are interested in birds – most of the gardens on show are bird havens
  • Plan your comfort breaks – the gardens do not provide toilet facilities but these are available at the Tea Garden.
  • June can be very hot – wear sunscreen and a hat – cooldrinks will be for sale at most gardens
  • The gardens are “open” but the homes are not – please respect the owners privacy and do not wander through private spaces
  • Please do not bring any animals into any of the gardens


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