Gardens in and around the Helderberg will be open to the public, on Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9, from 9am to 4pm, to benefit Helderberg Hospice.
Entry costs R80 and tickets, which give access to a variety of gardens including the hospice’s Garden of Remembrance, must be bought from Helderberg Hospice, 21 Old Stellenbosch Road, Somerset West, on Friday September 7, Saturday September 8 and Sunday September 9, from 9am to 4pm.
Tea and treats will be available, as well as a number of tables selling plants, garden books and other merchandise.
The focus this year is on water-wise indigenous gardens, and the gardens will feature an array of innovative ways in which garden owners are coping with the drought.
Those visiting at least 10 gardens at the weekend will receive a Benbel Home and Garden voucher worth R80, and also stand a chance to win a R500 gift voucher.
Several of the gardens will be offering tea and eats, or make a stop at one of the recommended tea and lunch stops.
It is an opportunity to take in the beauty of the gardens that grow in the shadow of the Helderberg, and be revived by the peace of a place shared by others who care, not only for their plants, but also for the patients of Helderberg Hospice.
Contact Cheryl or Celestine on 021 852 4608, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit www.helderberg
Help hospice on Mandela Day
Mandela Day is all about inspiration. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better. Just like Nelson Mandela, Helderberg Hospice believes that people matter. They matter until the very last moment of their lives, and hospice will do all it can, not only to help patients pass peacefully, but to live until they breathe their last breath. The community can help as well by dedicating 67 minutes to hospice in any of the following ways:
The following items are on the hospice wish list for its in-patient unit:
Epizone E cream
Ensure dietary supplement
The following items are on the hospice wish list for its garden:
Weeding of the lawn
Weeding of the rose garden
Additional parking area at Remembrance Garden
Water-friendly displays in memory of a loved one. For example, using a terracotta pot, pebbles/rocks and succulents, placing the memorial plaque on the terracotta pot, or on a stake as part of the display
Placing a memorial plaque on metal/rustic ornaments
A small, rustic pergola/gazebo for the middle area, with place for one or two people to sit
Garden furniture such as one-seater benches and small tables
Donation of plants
Paving and pathways
For more information contact Cheryl or Celestine on 021 852 4608.