Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Gardens of the Golden City: See Joburg’s most spectacular gardens this Spring

Gardens of the Golden City: It is time to revel in the beauty of spring gardens by visting one of the four gardens open (or yet to be open) to the public this coming October and November.

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This Garden Day make sure to plan an outing to see some of Johannesburg’s most spectacular gardens.

Garden Day takes place on 20 October 2019 all around South Africa. It is the time for garden parties and nature and taking a tour to see Joburg’s most beautiful gardens thanks to the Gardens of the Golden City Festival.

Gardens of The Golden City Festival:

Starting on a very small scale in 1997, garden clubs in and around Johannesburg were invited to join in by finding gardens in their areas which would be appreciated by the garden loving public. Since then Gardens of the Golden City has gone from strength to strength and over the years has become a keenly anticipated event in Johannesburg.

Gardens of the Golden City usually takes place from October to November and this year is no different.

“Our wonderful gardens, both very large and very small give great pleasure and inspiration to our visitors, ” states their website. “The garden owners, the very special people to whom we feel especially indebted are the real heroes of our entire endeavour. With their generosity and kindness of spirit in sharing their gardens, talking with the visitors about their achievements, planning, planting ,cultivation; plus a hundred and one other questions, all have benefitted from a happy day in the garden.”

Their main aim is to raise funds for various charities and it is an entirely voluntary organisation.

Open Gardens 2019:

Make sure to visit these gardens which form part of the ‘Gardens of the Golden City’ Festival’ for only R30 – R50 per person.

Northwards House: Open on 26 and 27 October 2019

This historic home in Parktown built by Herbert Baker was once the home of the Dale Laces and then the home of Sir George Albu.

Northwards House - Gardens of the Golden City: See Joburg’s most spectacular gardens this Spring
Photo: https://www.gardensofthegoldencity.co.za/event/northward/

Judith Williams: Open on 26 and 27 October 2019

Beautiful old stone walls surround the gated entrance to this garden. A brick pathway with herbaceous borders on either side, filled with mixed plantings of roses, azaleas and annuals welcomes you.

Random Harvest: Open on 9 and 10 November 2019

Random Harvest’s garden features a variety of carefully created habitats for wildlife. 

Random Harvest Nursery - Gardens of the Golden City: See Joburg’s most spectacular gardens this Spring
Photo: https://www.gardensofthegoldencity.co.za/event/random-harvest/

Beechwood Gardens: Open on 22 and 24 November 2019

Presenting Beechwood Gardens; which over the years have become a highlight on the Johannesburg calendar. Laid out in 1945 by legendary landscape architect, Joane Pim and redesigned by the current owners, this 3.5 acre garden surrounds a magnificent old world homestead, designed by Steffen Arends and features a colossal water oak which is believed to be the largest tree in Johannesburg!

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Photo: https://www.gardensofthegoldencity.co.za/event/beechwood-gardens-2/

For contact information and addresses, please visit the Gardens of the Golden City’s website over here.

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