As the weather lightens and brightens into warmer days and outdoor activities, make sure you have booked the weekend Friday October 20 to Sunday October 22 for Helderberg Hospice Open Gardens festival. The owner of one of the gardens featured says: “I see my garden as an extension of my house and it is also divided into separate rooms. It gives me the opportunity to play with colours, textures and an enormous range of different plants, trees, and shrubs. In a way it is a picture you put together like an artist.” There are 14 gardens on show and included this year is a visit to an art studio with a beautiful floral theme, to add an extra dimension of enjoyment to your experience. Tickets are available from, or call 021 852 4608 or Celéstine at 076 062 5855.