"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" - Audrey Hepburn

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How gardening provides a sense of purpose

GARDEN / 12 AUGUST 2018, 6:00PM / TONIA GRAY, DANIELLE TRACEY, KUMARA WARD AND SON TRUONG Picture: Flickr Studies indicate spending time in nature brings physical, mental and social benefits. These include stress reduction, improved mood, accelerated healing, attention restoration, productivity and heightened imagination and creativity. Increased urbanisation has made it more difficult...

September Meeting

  Date & Time: 7th September Topic: Foraging for fungi   Venue: Home of Alix Directions:   Travel on the Rheenendal Road. Just before the Portland Mini Market, which is on your right, you turn left into Highway West. (There will be  a sign here) Travel  2km till you reach...

August Birthdays

Our best wishes for a very Happy Birthday go to the following members: 3rd August ~ Wendy Ballentine 7th August ~ Heather Kent 16th August ~ Jenny Raymond 23 rd August ~ Jean Duthie 26th August ~ Dirk v.d. Zeyden 26th ~ Willem van Zyl 28th ~ Pauling Wright...

More About Our Club

‘Gardening at Leisure’ offers garden lovers of Knysna the opportunity to share their interest with like minded people. Our club has a range of activities and events designed to meet the needs of anyone wishing to add a social dimension to their interest in gardening.

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August 20, 2018 |

How gardening provides a sense of purpose

GARDEN / 12 AUGUST 2018, 6:00PM / TONIA GRAY, DANIELLE TRACEY, KUMARA WARD AND SON TRUONG Picture: Flickr Studies indicate spending time in nature brings physical, mental and social benefits. These include stress reduction, improved mood, accelerated healing, attention restoration, productivity and heightened imagination and creativity. Increased urbanisation has made it more difficult to connect with nature. And members of lower socioeconomic and minority ethnic groups, people over 65 and those living with disability are less likely to visit green spaces. This could be due to inaccessible facilities and safety fears. RELATED ARTICLES 3 ways to brighten up your balcony this spring Get your garden spring-ready Make your garden frog friendly – amphibians are in decline due to...

July 12, 2018 |

Pretty Petunias.

Those of us that were affected by the Knysna Fires of 2017 were astounded by the array of plan life that emerged in early Spring.  A bounty of alien invasive weeds appeared,  amongst these aliens were Petunias in a wonderful palette of blues, mauves and pinks, with the odd white one. These plants originate from  hybrids grown in domestic gardens. They  reverted back to the original stock and no longer resemble the F1 hybrids of the cascading or  carpet series, but they are all showstoppers. Somehow they are flourishing without any compost,  water,  deadheading or any TLC.  There are no Mites,  Caterpillars, Thrips,  Root, Stem and Crown Rots,  Botrytis Blight, Powdery Mildew,  Verticillium Wilt, ...

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