Plett Open Garden Day.

Plett Open Garden Day.

Local garden lovers can look forward  to the sixth Plett Open Garden Day, when four lovely Plett gardens will be showcased to raise funds for PAWS. This event has become a firm favourite on the Garden Route calendar, attracting 350 visitors last year and raising more than R45 000 for the Plett Animal Welfare Service (PAWS). The ever-popular PAWS Plant and Cake sale will take place at Ouland Royale,  where people can also enjoy refreshments throughout the day. We recommend visitors from Knysna and beyond start the day at Ouland Royale on the Airport Road, opposite the Plett Airport.  From Knysna, about 10 Kms from Plett (opposite Saturday Morning Market), turn right on to new Airport Road and travel 12,5 Kms to Ouland.   When : Saturday 11 November from 10:00 to 16:00. Tickets at the gardens: R100 for four gardens.   Featured gardens Milton Garden, 45 Bitou Glade, Brackenridge Estate (Map at estate gate) Vilacqua Garden, 29 Pladda Drive, off Longships Drive. Mouton Garden, 6 Beachy Head Drive. Brassey Garden, 8 The Meadows, off the N2,  take road opposite BUCO. This is a wonderful outdoor event, allowing visitors to view hidden garden gems, while enjoying Plett’s fabulous mountain and ocean views. Look out for directional signs. Maps to gardens will be available at Barney’s Information Kiosk, Market Square from Monday 6 November. Contact : Marsja Hall-Green : 073 645 9476/ 044 533 4 Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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Pictorial gallery of our last 2 meetings

Pictorial gallery of our last 2 meetings

Our September meeting was hosted by Ruth Knowles, a ‘swallow’ who lives  6 months of the year in Knysna and the remaining months in the UK. The talk was on spices, their origin and uses.     Thank you Carol for organising the wonderful garden ramble in October.  We visited Carol’s enchanting garden, then we were off to Jack Morley’s inspiration garden.  Jack is 97 years old this year, a bit frail but the twinkle is still in the eyes! Next was Sylvia Kluyte’s garden and lastly Joan Spencer’s Monet inspired garden.  Thank you  for sharing your beautiful gardens with us.  A real tonic after the ‘Great Knysna’ fire. Carol’s Garden   Jack and Voni Morley’s Garden   Sylvia Kluyte’s Garden   Joan Spencer’s Garden Photographs: Dirk van der Zeyden & Esther Townsend     Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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MINIATURE GARDENS DELIGHT KNYSNA RESIDENTS

MINIATURE GARDENS DELIGHT KNYSNA RESIDENTS

This garden, “Metelerkamps Tea”, was done by a lady only identified as Yolandé. KNYSNA NEWS – Knysna’s Gardening at Leisure club recently held an exhibition to show off the art of miniature gardening. From 12 to 14 October, people could view these miniature gardens at Metelerkamps in Waterfront Drive and hopefully got some ideas on starting the hobby for themselves. According to club chairperson Denise Voysey, miniature gardens are especially appropriate in view of Knysna’s current water restrictions Knysna. “We usually had open garden exhibitions, but it has become too expensive and we do need to save water. Click here for a photo gallery. “We thought this exhibition would be a good idea to show people that anyone can make a little garden of their own. It’s a good hobby to get into,” she said. Voysey said that there were about 70 miniature gardens on show cultivated by members and nonmembers of the club. At the miniature garden exhibition was (from left) Denise Voysey, Esther Townsend and Kathy Michaelides who are all actively involved in Knysna’s Gardening at Leisure club. Esther Townsend, the club’s web administrator, said the public loved the exhibition. “They come in, faces looking all normal, but when they leave there’s this little smile on their face that shows they loved it,” she said. If you missed out on the miniature adventure, there’s a video of Kathy Michaelides, treasurer of the club, talking about the miniature gardens below: Read a previous article: Miniature gardens on show ARTICLE, VIDEO & PHOTOS: STEFAN GOOSEN, KNYSNA-PLETT HERALD JOURNALIST ‘We bring you the latest Knysna, Garden Route news’ Posted on: 07:23 Thu, 19 October 2017 Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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Christmas lunch.

Christmas lunch.

Please book and pay at our next meeting on the 3rd November. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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November meeting

November meeting

  We are in for the treat of the year!  Lesley Turpin-Delport world reknown needlecraft artist will give us a talk and demonstration entitled ‘Botanical Needle craft’  on the November 3rd., 2017 at the Leisure Isle Bowling Club.  Time: 10.00 am.  Visitors are welcome, R20.00 per person.   No need to bring a chair, but don’t forget your mug for tea. Lesley has a Fine Arts degree and postgraduate teaching diploma and has been an enthusiastic teacher, lecturer and author of art and needlecraft since the early 70’s. She has taught needlework in many counties including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, UK, Europe and the USA. Apart from many exhibitions in Johannesburg, she has also exhibited work in Japan, Maastricht and London. Les Designs (established in 1988) offers a wide range of freestyle embroidery kits, creative threads and books. Delicious Embroidery, her 9th full colour book, is a joint venture with her daughter Nikki. Ancient inspiration with a modern twist is Lesley’s favourite teaching style.  Les writes articles regularly for international needlecraft magazines. She is currently working on private commissions on art and art embroidery. Lesley currently resides in Knysna, South Africa.   Some of the exquisite embroidery done by Lesley:   Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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Miniature Gardens 2017.

Miniature Gardens 2017.

Our very successful exhibition ended on Saturday 14th at 1.00pm. The Exhibition is now behind us and  it is time for thank you’s!  First of all to Kathy Michaelides for her enthusiasm and hard work, without all her beautiful little gardens the exhibition would not have been so impressive.  Also thank you to Denise Voysey, Nicky Rutherfoord, Bridget Tisdall, Margie Lynch, and Jen Shaw, for being on duty most of the time, and then off course all the participants who made the most amazing little gardens.  Thank you ladies. This years little gardens were varied and of high quality; two little gardens depicted  a landscape after the devastating fire of June 7th, there were succulent gardens, fantasy gardens, terrariums and a zen garden. Log on to the Knysna Plett Herald link: https://www.knysnaplettherald.com/News/Article/General/miniature-gardens-on-show-20171013 to view some of the exhibits and the interview with Kathy. Below a gallery of some of the miniature gardens. Log on to the KnysnaPlett Heralds website:   Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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