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Cymbidium orchids looking for a good home

Joan Giggins is giving away some of her Cymbidium orchids.  If you are interested, please contact her: 044 3871303 to make an appointment for collection. Cymbidiums are easy to cultivate and very rewarding.  They do very well in Knysna, so if you are a orchid novice this is the...

Yellow Clivias

Contributor: Leonie Twentyman Jones Yellow clivias (Clivia miniata var. citrina) have always had a special place in our garden. Not only are they unusual and very beautiful, they also have a connection with Margaret’s family. Maud Saunders (born Eastwood), the sister of Margaret’s great-grandmother, was the first person to send...

Our visit to Point House.

On a very wet, cold and miserable Spring day we visited Point House, owned by Wendy and Mark Rutherfoord.    The 2.5 hectare property’s  sprawling lawns, wide flower beds, water features and quirky chicken coop give this property an air of the  grandeur of yesteryear.  The beautifully restored house was...

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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September 26, 2016 |

Cymbidium orchids looking for a good home

Joan Giggins is giving away some of her Cymbidium orchids.  If you are interested, please contact her: 044 3871303 to make an appointment for collection. Cymbidiums are easy to cultivate and very rewarding.  They do very well in Knysna, so if you are a orchid novice this is the one that will get you hooked on growing these wonderful flowers. Share...

September 13, 2016 |

Yellow Clivias

Contributor: Leonie Twentyman Jones Yellow clivias (Clivia miniata var. citrina) have always had a special place in our garden. Not only are they unusual and very beautiful, they also have a connection with Margaret’s family. Maud Saunders (born Eastwood), the sister of Margaret’s great-grandmother, was the first person to send the Kwa-Zulu Natal specimen to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. This happened in a rather round about fashion as was the case with many early botanical specimens collected in South Africa. The plant was found in a forest on the outskirts of Eshowe (now the Dlinza Forest Nature Reserve) by a servant collecting firewood. He was the servant of Chief Magistrate, Sir Melmoth Osborne,...

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