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OPEN GARDENS CONSTANTIA 2019 - with a difference

The traditional Constantia Open Gardens event is back with a focussed message:

‘It is possible to make beautiful and water-usage-responsible gardens in our drought-stricken times.’

The four gardens chosen for 2019 each represent a different way of being water-aware and as ecologically responsible as possible.



              A small lawn-less garden with indigenous plants. There is                also an exciting and innovative use of succulents including a beautiful vertical living wall structure which will be available to order. The garden is watered solely from a basic grey-water system and rain collection tanks. Towards the end of summer everything has to survive on very little moisture – and does! There is an active bee-hive in this garden to add to its eco-friendly interest.

              A medium-sized leafy, shady, garden which initially                            survived on collected tank water but now enjoys limited bore-hole watering.  This garden is of interest because of the soothing and attractive shade plantings as well as an abundant vegetable area. This will be the home of our ever-popular and attractively priced plant-sale.


              A larger, formal garden with planting cleverly organised to                suit water needs. There are neat clipped hedges to give an orderly look and an interesting integration of indigenous and exotic plants.  Served at this venue and included in the Open Gardens ticket is delicious Barista coffee, tea and homemade eats.


              A large, modern, geometrically designed garden designed                to take advantage of the stunning view of the back of Table Mountain. The planting is mainly indigenous and incorporates beautiful decking, a juvenile forest, a productive veggie garden and an ingenious children’s play area.


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  • R70 pre-bought at selected outlets * or from members or

  • R80 at gate

  • Includes a cup of SOZO’s Barista coffee or tea, and delicious homemade eats.

Outlets include:


  • Ferndale Nursery, Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia

  • The Greenhouse Nursery, Montebello, Newlands Avenue

  • Sherwood hardware, Ladies Mile, Bergvliet

  • Or, contact (021) 712 5668

For further details: 021 7125668

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