A garden with purpose

■ Tucked away in a suburban area in Somerset West, this little home nursery run by Colin Benjamin will be among the Helderberg gardens open to the public on Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9, from 9am to 4pm. When he isn’t busy propagating plants, Colin loves to repurpose things. A discarded wooden bed has been turned into benches, childhood toys and even tired old shoes have become unusual plant holders, whilst rusted garden tools decorate several tree trunks. Tickets are available for R90 from Helderberg Hospice. For more information, visit www.helderberghospice.org.za, or call Cheryl at 021 852 4608.