What Is It?

With Spring about to be sprung on us, why not get some stunning garden inspiration at the Johannesburg Garden Club's Open Gardens Meander? Five previously unseen gardens will be made open to the public this September to raise funds for a wonderful cause – the Johannesburg Child Welfare.

With sustainable gardening more popular than ever, this year’s Meander will focus on beautiful sites producing herbs, fruits and vegetables from inspiring kitchen gardens.

Open Garden 2018

Visitors can still expect individuality from each of the participating gardens though. They range from charming to sprawling, each boasting its own showstopper water feature. Every garden will also feature a plant sale with individual specialties including Clivias, Azaleas, Clematis, Irises and Johannesburg Garden Club members’ own cultivated plants. Refreshments and a tea garden will also be available at one of the gardens, giving visitors plenty of opportunity to relax and freshen up.

Open Garden 2018

When Is It?

Saturday, 15 September 2018 - Sunday, 16 September 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00.

Where Is It?

The event will take place at five stunning, previously unseen gardens in the suburbs of Atholl and Bryanston, which will be open to the public.

How Much Is It?

R250 per person and children under 12 years old get in FREE. Tickets include entry to all five gardens. To get tickets, visit Webtickets.

Guests will receive their Open Gardens Meander 2018 map and location addresses on booking of their tickets.

All proceeds will be benefiting the Johannesburg Child Welfare.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit www.johannesburggardenclub.co.za.

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Don't Miss The Vaal River Meander Wine Route 

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route – held on Saturdays and Sundays over six weeks – is a well-priced weekend wine treat to beat the winter blues. It's also a fun way to taste some great wines while exploring the various participating venues. To take part in this popular wine adventure, make sure you get your Vaal River Meander Wine Route Passport to see the selection of venues you can visit and which wines they will each be showcasing.

There will be a wine-tasting fee payable at each venue you visit, with a selection of different wine farms at each and every venue. Each venue will have at least eight wines on offer and some will have up to 16 wines. Wine-tasting fees during the six-week Vaal River Meander Wine Route are as follows:

Vaal River Meander Wine Route

The Wine Route is perfect for wine connoisseurs and those who want to appreciate the wonderful wines that South Africa produces, and there are a number of different ways in which you can enjoy it. Be it by houseboat, luxury cruiser, wine route taxi, speedboat, water taxi, tour bus or your own car, the Vaal River Meander Wine Route has more ways to get around than any other wine route in the country.

The different participating venues are all diverse and offer contrasting experiences, but the common thread is that each will be presenting great South African wines. You can enjoy sipping wine at a classy hotel, in a cigar lounge or in front of a roaring fireplace in a cosy pub. You can even choose to savour your wine aboard a luxurious cruiser down Millionaire’s Mile, at sunset on a boathouse overlooking the Vaal, or in a character-filled wine cellar.

Vaal River Meander Wine Route

Operating times for the wine tastings are 12:00 to 18:00, however each venue has different operating times for meals, special offers, etc, so contact them directly to enquire about their wine-tasting times. Most of the venues will be selling wines at cost plus 10%, so you can purchase the wines you really enjoy at very good prices.

There are also optional extras to add to your experience, such as:

Vaal River Meander Wine Route

This is also a great opportunity for companies to treat their clients or staff to a lovely wine experience with or without food pairing. If you want to organise a corporate or private group outing during these six weeks, there are a number of packages to choose from, and personalised packages can be put together too, tailored for your individual, corporate or private needs.

Be sure to get your 2019 Vaal Wine Route Passport, available at all participating Vaal River Meander Wine Route venues, for the full list of venues, dining, accommodation, cruising and other experiences on offer, as well as the wines they will each be showcasing, or visit www.vaalwineroute.co.za for more information.

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday from 23 June 2019 to Sunday, 04 August 2019.

Venue: 12 different venues on and around the Vaal River area.

Cost: Between R30 and R50 per person per tasting.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route

For More Information

For more information, contact each of the venues, email [email protected] or visit www.vaalwineroute.co.za to see the various packages and routes.

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