Social & Community News
18 September 2020

SA – On Sunday 11 October, South Africans across the country will celebrate and share their unique green spaces and gardens of every shape and size - online.

Created by gardening app Candide, Garden Day is a growing movement who has been uniting people with a love for plants and flowers since 2016. From keepers of rolling lawns, community gardens, and vegetable patches to potted window sills, patio planters, and urban rooftops, the annual celebration is calling on plant lovers to put on a flower crown, down their tools, and enjoy the fruits of their labour.

To inspire South Africans to celebrate all things green, Garden Day will host several virtual events in the run-up to Sunday 11 October including flower crown making workshops, so that you can make your own flower crown - the ultimate Garden Day accessory.

On the day the movement will host its first Virtual Garden Day Gathering with a host of events, including a Q&A session with garden guru Tanya Visser, a celebrity flower crown-off with actor and comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout and radio and television presenter Zoë Brown, garden-inspired gourmet cooking and more via Zoom and Facebook Live.

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Visit for a handy toolkit to help you plan the perfect virtual celebration, including recipe ideas, downloadable invitations for your virtual celebration and things that you and your children can do and make in your garden. The final programme for the Virtual Garden Gathering will be released on at the start of October.

Garden Day press release extracts, 16 September 2020


Flower Crown Ambassador Lynelle Kenned
Garden guru Tanya Visser


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