What Is It?

Ludwig's Roses invite you to take a walk through Joburg's most spectacular rose gardens this October. Come and find garden inspiration, or simple enjoy the sights and smells of spring roses in bloom. Ludwig's have chosen four very different, private rose gardens for you this year, which have been personally landscaped by the owners. Your guides Ludwig and Halmar Taschner and Alice Coetzee are experts in caring for roses, so you will be attaining valuable information from them throughout the tour. Concluding with a simple picnic back at Ludwig's, the Joburg Rose Garden Tour is a must for flower lovers.

When Is It?

Saturday, 12 October 2019 at 08:00 - 11:00.

Where Is It?

Ludwig's Roses Egoli, 97 Lachlan Rd, Glenferness, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R390 per person. To book yours contact [email protected] or call 012 5440144. 

For more information

Visit their website for more information, or follow them on Facebook.

What Is It?

Ludwig's Rose Farm celebrate their 48th annual Spring Rose Festival this October. The Language of Colour festival brings you floral installations, beautiful spring blooms, colour rooms sponsored by Midas paint and much more!

Come and embrace the new season out at Ludwig's farm. With over a million rose bushes in full bloom, this is the ultimate spring rose festival. The overwhelming fragrance will have you dizzy with pleasure. Ludwig's will also unveil their latest creation - the Thuli Madonsela rose, named in honor of South Africa's favourite Public Protector. Last year's rose named after actress and activist Nomzamo Mbatha was a hit, so be sure to come and see the unveiling.

This three day flower festival concludes with a serene picnic on the lawns. Enjoy an intimate concert experience while indulging in some special treats from the Rose Kitchen. Serving you a delectable breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea featuring a macaron tasting bar, food stalls, Warwick Wine stands and a craft gin bar.

So, don't miss this blooming good spring festival at Gauteng's premiere rose farm. There are only 100 tickets left, so book yours ASAP! 

When Is It?

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

Where Is It?

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

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R80 per person for general access, R65 for pensioners and children under 12 enter free.

The Refentse Concert Experience costs R180 per person.

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For more information

Visit the Ludwig's Rose Farm website for more information. Or, you can follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/ludwigs.roses 

Twitter - twitter.com/ludwigsroses

Instagram - instagram.com/ludwigsroses

Contact them on +27 12 544 0144 or via email at [email protected]

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.

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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.

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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. 

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