This Saturday, 14 November, The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens will play host to the one-day only, Grow Jozi.
With over 1.6 million trees located all over the city, Joburg is a perfect setting to play host to an event dedicated plant growth, vegetable cultivation and harbouring a culture of gardening.
Grow Jozi will have something for everyone on offer:
- 100s of varied plants and gardening tools on sale
- Gardening talks and demos
- A fresh farmers fair
- Food and drinks vendors
- Acoustic live music sets by local artists Sutherland, Adventure Man, and more
- Children’s activities – jumping castles and plant your own pot workshops, where the kids can take their plants home with them to cultivate and nurture.
- What is really going to be interesting to see is the carnivorous plant stand… where you’ll be able to buy your insect devouring greenery!
And as the activities wind down and Jozi showcases another glorious sunset, for the first time ever, a Cabbage Run will take place @ 17:00:
- Bring your own painted cabbages (dressed or decorated as you like)
- For just R20, enter your cabbage into the Run.
- The winning cabbage owner will be crowned, Cabbage Kind or Queen
- All proceeds go to charity
Lastly, to cap off the day’s festivities, the Christmas Market will be open, offering you up some great stocking filler ideas this holiday season.
- When: Saturday, 14 November
- Where: The Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
- Times: 09:00 to 21:00
- Cost: R50 p/p via Webtickets
Talks and demonstrations:
- 9:00 – Every Season is Your Season – JJ van Rensburg
- 11:00 – Alien Invasive Plants – Landiwe Mashige
- 12:00 – Orchids You Can Grow in Joburg – Allan Abel
- 14:00 – Carnivorous Plants for Dummies – Renee Mendelow
- 17:00 – Cabbage Run
WIN! 1 x set of double tickets
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- Like WriteStyle and Grow Jozi on Facebook to increase you chances.
- Winner will be announced on Friday morning, 13 November
- The winner will be notified and emailed their tickets
Get ready to get your hands dirty with Grow Jozi this weekend!
*Images courtesy: Grow Jozi