Protecting Nature. Inspiring Change.

2018 Event

Event Date

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

Gates open at 9am and close at 4pm

Entry donation R60per adult. The adult ticket also includes a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake at the Tea Garden. Please note this does not apply to children under 12 who have free entry.

Children under 12 have free entry and are invited to participate in the Nature Facts Treasure Hunt at R20 per entry form. Click HERE for details of the Nature Facts Treasure Hunt. The Nature Facts Treasure Hunt entry form also includes a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake at the Tea Garden.

Please note this is a a NO PETS event

The Theme

This year’s event is a Showcase of Spectacular Shifts from Exotic to Indigenous Gardening

All gardens at this year’s show have one main thing in common – transformation from exotic to indigenous flora. Each of the seven gardens (six home-owned and the exquisite tea garden) 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.

This year’s event takes place over the weekend of the 16th and 17th June – the perfect time of year to enjoy the splendour of our indigenous winter flowering species. The tea garden will be situated at the exquisite duBoirs Boutique Lodge, Wedding & Conference Venue in Waterfall.

The Gardens

We have 7 stunning gardens at homes in Winston Park, Crestholme and Forest Hills with our Tea Garden located at the beautiful Du Boirs Boutique Lodge on Inanda road.

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Click HERE to see details of the gardens.


Gates open at 9am and close at 4pm

Entry donation R60per adult. Children under 12 are free

Entry tickets are valid for all gardens and can be used over both days (one entry per garden). The tickets will be available at each garden.

Raffle – Our traditional raffle has some great prizes and R10 tickets will be on sale at each garden – click HERE for details of the prizes

Nature Treasure Hunt – we will be running a Nature Facts Treasure Hunt for children – this involves following clues and finding the answers at each garden. Entry forms can be purchased at each garden for R20. Click HERE for more details.

Garden No1 – 32 Jan Smuts Avenue, Winston Park (Haley & Gavin Hough).

  • Parking: Parking not easy and is on Jan Smuts Avenue which is a very busy road so do take care. Best park on the left hand side heading towards Winston Park
  • Accessibility: This is a fairly flat garden except for those that would like to do the forest/grassland walk.
  • Also at this garden:
    •  Artefacts by wire craftsman Calsen Mangena

Garden No2 -34 Alexander Drive, Winston Park (Derek & Sharron Rabie)

  • Parking: Plenty of verge parking available
  • Accessibility: This garden has been designed for people with difficulty in mobility – it is wheelchair friendly. There are a number of ponds at this garden so parents need to keep an eye on their children.
  • Also at this garden
    • The home owner (Derek Rabie) is an aloe enthusiast with over 70 species in the garden and will have a limited stock of aloes for sale.
    • At this garden you will find information on amphibians at an information table manned by the Threatened Amphibian Programme of the Endangered Wildlife Trust  – Dr Jeanne Tarrant
    • Nick Evans of KZN Reptile Conservation will have a display on local reptiles
    • The KZN Bat Group – with live bats!

Garden No3 – The duBoirs Boutique Lodge, Wedding & Conference Venue, 198 Inanda Rd, Waterfall (Palesa Dube)


  • Parking: Plenty of parking available near the hall where the tea/coffee will be served
  • Accessibility: Easy access to the tea/coffee serving area. Access to the garden is via stairs or a roughly paved road – vehicle access will be allowed via the road for any visitors with mobility difficulties – once down the garden is very flat and easy to move about
  • all ticket holders can obtain a free cup of tea/coffee and a slice of cake
  • additional tea/coffee/cake can be obtained with a donation
    • also at this Garden:Music by local string trio: Churchill3 Sunday between 10:00 and 12:00
    • Garden artefacts by metal craftsman Lazarus Kukakunesu
    • Garden artefacts by wire craftsman Simbarashe Takavada
    • Garden and other artefacts by wire craftsman Ronnie Mthombeni
    • Soaps by Lulu Boo 100% Handmade Naturals
    • Indigenous plant sales from Grasslands Nursery
    • Indigenous plant sales from Gods Green Gift Nursery
    • Art on display and for purchase from the Highway Arts Group
    • Reusable packaging by Eco Living
    • Display and information on cake decorating from The School of Contemporary Cake Design
    • Wors Rolls and Chicken Burgers at our traditional Tuck Shop!
    • Kloof Conservancy Information Table

Garden No4 – 32 Umgeni View, Crestholme (Christine and Vincent Dench)

  • Parking: This is a dead end and there is some limited parking on the verge
  • Accessibility: This is a small garden and there is easy access to most of the garden. The deck at the pool will be closed as there is no handrail so please do not enter the closed area.
  • also at this garden:
    • artefacts made with glass beads and on-site demonstrations from Grace Glass

Garden No5 – 13 Valley Drive, Forest Hills (Helen Terblanche)

  • Parking: Limited parking on the verge – there is difficult curb to climb over take care.
  • Accessibility: There is a long gentle inclined driveway to get to the garden. Once there access to most of the garden is reasonably easy.
  • Also at this garden:
    • a short walk to the Nkutu River through a riverine forest – it is steep and requires modest fitness
    • The Flora and Fauna Publications Trust will have books on sale and some of the authors will also be present – a roster is shown below:
      Saturday am Saturday pm Sunday am Sunday pm
      Elsa Pooley Elsa Pooley Geoff Nichols Richard Boon

Elsa Pooley well-known gardening and plant author will be holding “Gardening Tip’s” at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00 at Garden No4 on Saturday 16 June.

Garden No6 – 34B Margaret Crescent, Forest Hills (Dave & Sue Mercer)

  • Parking: Plenty of parking on the verge
  • Accessibility: There is a fairly steep (going down) driveway at this garden which may be difficult for older persons. Once at the garden access is easy
  • Also at this garden:
    • well known reptile enthusiast and author Pat McKrill will have some snakes on display and will be on hand to answer your questions on reptiles.
    • Primates Africa – information and advice on vervet monkeys

Garden No7 – 9 Watsonia Place, Forest Hills (Helen & Tim McClurg)

  • this is a cul-de-sac with limited parking on Watsonia Place – plenty of parking on the verge on Bridle Road with a pleasant short walk to the garden
  • Accessibility: This is a very flat garden with easy access throughout
  • Also at this garden:
    • The Botanical Society of South Africa – Coastal Branch
    • Assagay Coffee

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