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March 11, 2009

Garden fair to raise funds for Kirstenbosch

Trees, plants, flowers and birds will take centre stage when the Botanical Society hosts its 34th annual garden fair on March 14-15 from 9h00 to 16h00. 

The festival will take place at the Stone Cottages at the corner of Rhodes and Kirstenbosch drives, opposite the entrance to Kirstenbosch Gardens. The Botanical Society, which has been running since 1975, will sell plants to raise funds for the Kirstenbosch development projects. Those who enjoy gardening should bring their wheelbarrows and carrier bags as a wide range of garden-related goodies will be available.

Kirstenbosch’s horticulturists will design the demonstration garden around the fair’s theme of “Celebrating Trees and Shade Plants”. The horticulturists will also be available to answer questions and give advice to visitors.

There is an entrance fee of R5 (children under the age of 12 can enter for free), which will go towards the Kirstenbosch Partnership Fund. Refreshments will be served under the oak tree.

Supporters of South African music can look forward to hearing The Dirty Skirts, who will be performing at the Kirstenbosch Summer Concert on March 15.

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