2022 george Open Gardens will take place on Saturday 12 November 2022.

George Open Gardens has taken place each year since 2010. Proceeds from ticket sales are for the benefit of the local branch of Badisa. (Read more about this amazing organisation and the work that it does here.)

Our 2021 Sponsors are listed below – and here. Thank you also to the business owners, particularly of our local nurseries, who helped publicise the event by placing posters, and sharing on their social media.

How does it work?

Tickets are R50 per adult (school-going children are admitted free). Pay for your tickets at one of the following gardens on the day:

  • 36 Stander Street, Bergsig (Fairview Homestead)
  • 38 Stander Street, Bergsig
  • or 13 Glenwood Avenue, Glenwood.

You’ll receive a ticket, directions to all the gardens and an entry into the lucky draw where there is a range of gardening-related prizes to win, generously donated by the event’s sponsors.

You are welcome to visit all or just one garden.

What happens if it rains on the day?

Gardens love rain! And so do we. The event will carry on as planned, so wear appropriate clothing and come along anyway.

What can be expected?

The gardens, generously opened up to the public by their owners, reflect a variety of gardening spaces ranging from small retirement living gardens to large smallholding and farm gardens. There is something for everyone to enjoy, and to take away tips and ideas.

What about refreshments? And bathroom facilities?

Although refreshments are for sale at Fairview Homestead at 36 Stander Street, it’s advisable to bring something along with you. Only a few gardens have bathroom facilities available. Best to check the list of gardens beforehand.

can we take cuttings? and are there plants on sale?

A few of the gardens have small nurseries and plants may be on sale on the day. Please don’t take cuttings or anything from the garden without first asking the owner.

If you know of an interesting, beautiful or unusual garden, and would like to nominate it for 2022 George Open Gardens, please drop an email to georgeopengardens@gmail.com.

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