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.

Children under 12 have free entry and are invited to participate in the Nature Treasure Hunt at R20 per entry form.


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 6 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.

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 on Jan Smuts Avenue – this is a busy road so take care!
  • Also at this garden:
    • A pleasant trail into the nearby grassland – it is steep and requires a modest level of fitness
    •  Artefacts by wire craftsman Calsen Mangena

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

  • Plenty of parking on verge.
  • Also at this garden
    • The home owner (Gavin Hough) 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 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

Garden No3 – duBoirs Boutique Lodge, Wedding & Conference Venue, 13 Hillford Rd, Waterfall (Palesa Dube)

  • plenty of parking on the grounds of the venue
  • 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:
    • Garden artefacts by metal craftsman Lazarus Kukakunesu
    • Garden artefacts by wire craftsman Simbarashe Takavada
    • Garden and other artefacts by wire craftsman Ronnie Mthombeni
    • 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
    • Display and information on cake decorating from The School of Contemporary Cake Design
    • Kloof Conservancy Information Table

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

  • this is a cul-de-sac with parking on the verge
  • 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 on verge with short walk to garden – there is a curb so do take care
  • 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 will be provided closer to the date

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

  • parking on the verge
  • 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.

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
  • Also at this garden:
    • The Botanical Society of South Africa – Coastal Branch
    • Assagay Coffee