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Kirstenbosch wins Gold again and there is more ….

  Cape Town – South Africa has won gold yet again at the famous Chelsea Flower Show in London – but there is more. SA also won the coveted President’s Award, which goes to the President’s favourite exhibit at the show. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show opened in London...

June Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on the 2nd June, 2017 at 10.00 am at the home of Jenny Pott, just off the Rheenendal Road.  Take the Rheenendal Road exit from the N2 towards George, (2.1km from White Bridge) travel for 8.1 km, you will see Paradise Manor on the...

Kirstenbosch Exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show

The South African exhibit for the 2017 Chelsea flower show features flowers from all over the country and is celebrating its unique diversity of plant life! The South African exhibit was revealed on the 21st of April by the Sanbi-Kirstenbosch team. This year they plan to make use of...

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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Recent Blog Posts

April 26, 2017 |

Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and Birds

August 2016 by admin From:   “Earth Probiotic Recycling Solutions”. We were sitting in our garden the other evening – enjoying a glass of great South African wine – looking at our garden. Karen has done the most amazing job. Even in Winter we’ve had blooms all around. And have a vibrant colony (two hives) of bees, butterflies and – for the first time – have noticed some nectar feeding birds enjoying the flowers from our honeysuckle. This got us talking (thinking); if one planted for the specific purpose of attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your garden would your garden still be beautiful? This is not such a strange question: planting for beauty...

April 23, 2017 |

Rainbow roses.

I came across this latest craze in the USA …. fake roses!  The roses are real but the colour is fake.  Gaudy, but interesting. You can now create a sensational centre piece for the table that will be a subject of much admiration or condemnation …you will certainly keep your visitors guessing! by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated February 20, 2017. Have you seen a rainbow rose? It’s a real rose, grown to produce petals in rainbow colors. The colors are so vivid, you may think pictures of the roses are digitally enhanced, but the flowers really are that bright! So, you may be wondering how the colors are made and whether the rose bushes...

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