R85 000 RAISED FOR CHARITY!
We are proud to announce 2017’s Open Midlands Gardens raised R85 000 for charity this season! R65000 was collected from ticket sales and an additional R20000 was generously donated by The Harcourts Foundation South Africa. This amount was shared amongst numerous local charities, each one nominated by the gardeners. Andrew Line of Harcourts Hilton commented, “This aspect is an important part of the OMG and we are thrilled with the support received from the public and grateful to the hardworking committee who get this event together, each year. Here’s to the next season!”
Pevensey Place, a home for cerebral palsy and mentally disabled adults in the Drakensberg, received the largest portion at R20 000. Umngeni SPCAand SPCA Mooi River, FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation KZN, Khazimula Children’s Home and Dargle Primary School each received R5000. The balance was distributed to an additional 16 charities.
Do you have a gorgeous garden you’d love to share? Then join the Open Midlands Gardens 2018! Whether you have a little town gem or a large, destination garden, Andrew Line exclaimed “Big or small we love them all! Applications are open!”. Mail email@example.com
and the committee will make arrangements to visit you.
Calling all garden enthusiasts, visit the Open Midlands Gardens!
Now in its fourth year, the Open Midlands Gardens (OMG) has over 30 extraordinary places for you to visit, appreciate and be inspired by from 17 September through to 3 December! The sponsor, Andrew Line, owner of Harcourts Hilton, commented “Much of my inspiration has come from the Open Midlands Gardens and I am often adapting ideas into my own garden. By sponsoring the event I hope that the gardens on display will also encourage others to do the same.”
This year sees, for the first time, all the gardens – both locally and nationally – being showcased in the Gardener produced Open Gardens of South Africa. It is available for purchase at local retailers or you can pick up a complimentary copy from Harcourts Hilton.
Giving back to the community is an important aspect of the OMG and each year the monies generated, over R120000, through the entry fees and contribution by Harcourts Hilton is donated to various local charities.
Visit www.thegardener.co.za to find out more details about the event, each of the gardens and which weekends they will be open. Download the brochure from Magtzer or pop into your local nursery, or Hilton Harcourts.
Planning to see them all? Then purchase a season ticket for R50 otherwise a single entry is R10.
Opening times: 9am – 5pm