The Xmas Show at Garden World

Date: Sunday, 08 November 2019 from 11:00

Join Garden World for a magical evening of pure entertainment with a Christmas twist. There might not be carols, but this is a Christmas show you don't want to miss! Stars of radio, stage and screen will be bringing Joburgers a one-night-only, top-class variety concert jam-packed with magic tricks, singing, instrumental pieces, fun and loads of surprises. There will be a bar service available for the adults, non-alcoholic drinks for sale for the kids, food stalls, craft stalls – what more do you need for an evening of a sheer holiday celebration? Tickets cost R190 per person. Bookings are essential so make sure you book with Magriet or Corné on 011 957 2545 or 011 956 3003.

Christmas Carols Service & Family Picnic

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 from 17:30 – 19:30

Head to Dainfern College for their annual Christmas Carols and Christmas Market. Make your way to the Multipurpose Hall for the Carols Service starting at 18:00, which will be followed by the Christmas Market in the JP Block. Gather the family and don’t forget to take along a picnic basket filled with holiday treats for this festive evening.

Wonderland of Lights

Date: Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 05 January 2020

The Wonderland of Lights and Market promises to outshine any other family holiday activity this festive season, with over 100 lights on display. The display will take place at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, and contains over 13 unique themed stages lighting up the already beautiful botanical conservatory. There will be an 11 foot Gingerbread Man, an army of Nutcracker Soldiers, Santa's reindeer and a larger than life Christmas Grinch. Make sure you get your tickets now!

The Drakensberg Boys Choir Noel Concert

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - Wednesday, 04 December 2019

This is a show that'll definitely delight your ears. Enjoy a selection of Christmas Carols by The Drakensberg Boys Choir, who'll take centre stage at the Linder Auditorium and perform their Noel Concert for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The Cantare Children’s Choir and Bronberg Children’s Choir will also be performing at this special concert. Tickets cost between R80 - R175 per person and can be bought from Webtickets.

1 Fox Xmas Market

Date: Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019 from 19:00

Get into the festive spirit with the 1 Fox Xmas Market in Ferreirasdorp. Celebrate this special time of year with your family and friends in a great venue, offering a line-up of live music, delicious market food to delight your taste buds and refreshing drinks. And because it's Christmas, entry is free!

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Christmas Carols & Market

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Why not enjoy a day out and about at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens? Not only to do some hiking, exploring and eagle watching, but also for festive gift shopping and to sing a few of your favourite Christmas carols. Throughout the afternoon, there will be a Christmas market and in the evening there will be festive carols by candlelight and live entertainment by The Welsh Male Voice Choir of SA and various artists. Get your tickets for the carols here.

Bryanston Organic & Natural Market’s Moonlight Markets

Date: Every Tuesday night from 19 November 2019 to 17 December 2019 from 17:00 – 21:00

Just in time for the festive season, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market will be hosting their stunning Moonlight Markets once again. There will be plenty of entertainment to get the whole family into the festive spirit, including magicians, jugglers, buskers, a Christmas-themed puppet show and carols. Christmas isn’t Christmas without carols! Plus, more than 120 carefully selected vendors will be showcasing original gift ideas, wholesome food and authentic crafts. It's a magical night under the stars. R20 gets the adults in and children under the age of 12 get in for FREE. Parking is always in demand, rather take an Uber if you can.

The Annual Rose Show

Kick off your spring flower show adventures with the Annual Rose Show at Morningside Shopping Centre. Hosted by the Gold Reef Rose Society, this yearly exhibition brings you hundreds of flowers in bloom. So, come and smell the roses (literally) this October.

The Gold Reef Rose Society is a Gauteng based community of rose lovers, which has been operating since 1988. Come and meet their devoted members, who may just be able to give you a few tips and tricks on growing the perfect spring rose.


When Is It?

Friday, 04 October 2019 to Saturday, 05 October 2019.

Where Is It?

Morningside Shopping Centre, Corner Rivonia Road & Outspan Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

Click here for more information.

The Language of Colour at Ludwig's Roses

Ludwig's Roses is the largest rose farm in Africa. Since 1971, they have been growing the finest African roses just north of Pretoria. The Language of Colour Festival is the 48th Spring Rose Festival to be held at Ludwig’s Rose Farm. Come and marvel at the beauty of a million rose bushes in full bloom, appearing like an ocean of colour with an overwhelming fragrance this October.

You can expect floral installations, colour exhibitions by Midas Paint and talks on the psychology of colour and how we perceive it. Ludwig's will also unveil their new rose - the Thuli Madonsela rose, named in honour of South Africa's favourite Public Protector. This two day festival concludes with a sunset concert on the lawn. Relax on the dam shores while enjoying this intimate concert with friends and family.

The Rose Kitchen will be serving up breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea which includes a colourful macaron bar. If that isn't enough to satisfy your appetite, you can visit a number of gourmet food stalls, Ludwig's gin bar or the Warwick Wine stand. Book a picnic for you and the family to ensure a fun-filled day filled with sweet scents, beautiful flowers and great food.

When Is It?

Friday, 04 October 2019 to Sunday, 06 October 2019 from 08:00 to 16:00 daily.

Where Is It?

The Rose Shed Ludwig's Farm, 61 Haakdoornlaagte, Pretoria 0002, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R80 per person for adults, R65 per person for pensioners and children under 12 enter free. The Refentse Sunset Concert tickets cost R180 per person.

Get your tickets here.

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Sweets, Scents & Roses at The Herb Farm

The Herb Farm in Midrand does spring almost better than anyone else. That's simply because the glorious scents of their blossoming herbs will intoxicate anyone who enters the maze of plant life in this garden. This October, the Herb Farm will be hosting a Sweets, Scents and Roses market and festival. Come and celebrate local craftsmanship with delicious sweet treats, handmade soaps and fragrances from vendors. There will also be an array of roses on display for your enjoyment. As a bonus, there will be fantastic live entertainment and fun activities for the kids.

When Is It?

Saturday, 12 October 2019 at 09:00 to 14:00.

Where Is It?

The Herb Farm, 264 Summit Rd, Blue Hills, Midrand, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance costs R20 per person.

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Johannesburg International Flower Show

The Johannesburg International Flower Show makes its debut at Waterfall City this October. The bigger venue has allowed for even more fantastic flower displays, food stalls and live entertainment. This is your one-stop gardening and flower show for 2019 - showcasing some of the best landscapers, designers and florists our beautiful country has to offer. Browse through the retail offerings which includes everything from crafts and seedlings to gardening gloves, bird baths and water features. You’ll definitely be inspired to create and nurture your own wondrous garden after visiting the JHB International Flower Show, so don't miss it!

When Is It?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 to Sunday, 03 November 2019.

Wed & Thurs: 10:00 to 19:00

Fri & Sat: 10:00 to 21:00

Sun: 10:00 to 18:00

Where Is It?

Waterfall City, Mall of Africa, Magwa Crescent, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R75 – R195 per person. Get your tickets here.

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The Bonsai Show

Bonsai is much more than a hobby. It is an ancient art, which produces the most exquisite diminutive "small trees in a pot". Come to the annual Bonsai Show at the Garden Shop Broadacres to learn all about bonsai curation. This is a five day living exhibition of elegant Japanese maple, Chinese sacred bamboo, as well as the tropical and evergreen Chinese banyan fig. There will also be talks hosted over the weekend of the festival by bonsai experts and curators.

Bonsai hobbyists can pick up all their essential tools at the show. From pots, to pruning books and tools, root clippers, soil and organic plant food such as Nitrosol. The Garden Shop also has an array of oriental statues and water features, so you can transform your entire garden into a Chinese-inspired landscape.

When Is It?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 to Monday, 25 November 2019.

Where Is It?

Garden Shop Broadacres, Broadacres Lifestyle Shopping Centre, Cnr Cedar & Valley Roads, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free, but you must book tickets to attend the weekend talks. Click here to book yours.

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Are you in love with spring flowers? Why not take a trip through the country to find the best blossom covered landscapes? Check out our article on The Best Places to see the Spring Flowers in Bloom to help plan your trip. 

What Is It?

Spring is finally here! Come and celebrate the start of the new season out in Muldersdrift at the annual Clivia Flower Show. There will be over 30 sellers, bringing you the most unique clivia species to brighten up your garden. Hosted by the Joburg Clivia Club, this event is more than just a flower show. You can learn all about how to care for your favourite plants and meet new gardening buddies. So, mark your calendars because this is one you won't want to miss!

When Is It?

Saturday, 14 September 2019 - Sunday, 15 September 2019.

Where Is It?

Garden World Muldersdrift, Beyers Naudé Dr, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For more information

Follow the Joburg Clivia Club on Facebook or visit their website for more information.

Contact them on 082-650-1463.