GARDEN ROUTE NEWS – With national Garden Day coming up on Sunday 20 October, Knysna-Plett Herald would like to hear (and see) from our readers this year.
The annual call to action for Garden Day is to down tools, invite neighbours, friends and family around, wear a flower crown and celebrate your garden together.
It could be tea and cake, a glass of umqombothi, a plant swap or lunch on the lawn – as long as you’re surrounded by greenery and toasting the goodness our gardens give us all year round.
Gardens, no matter how big or small, have the potential to bring South Africans together. It doesn’t matter if you’re part of a group of gardeners growing and harvesting home crops or a “Gardashian” whose perfectly pristine, rolling lawn is sure to make everyone else turn green, you’ve worked hard all year, and now it’s time to hang up your gloves and allow yourself the time to appreciate your garden.
Garden Day is for everyone from beginner gardeners, indoor-plant moms and dads, patio potters, rose growers and wild weeders. Even plant parents need a break.
This national day to celebrate gardens was proudly created by Candide, a gardening cellphone app that connects gardeners with fellow plant lovers, public gardens and plant nurseries, with the aim of kick-starting a movement to unite all South Africans.
KPH would like for readers to please send photographs of themselves in their gardens, busy gardening or with a favourite plant, a garden project or collection, or a special bonsai to set the scene for Garden Day.