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Everyone's getting ready to celebrate Garden Day!

Published on September 21st 2020
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Join us in your garden on Sunday 11 October for Garden Day 2020.
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Lie on the grass and enjoy the sun!
Most of the year we plant, water, weed and mulch – work. Garden Day, however, is the time to reap the rewards of your labour. No matter how big or small your garden is – whether you have rolling lawns, a simple window box display or a stunning indoor jungle – Garden Day is all about downing tools and celebrating the fruits of your labour.
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Make a flower crown!
So get those green fingers out of your garden gloves and send out invitations to friends and family for Sunday 11 October.
Still not sure what exactly it is all about or what to do? Read more about Garden Day below:
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Enjoy a garden inspired Gin and Tonic

What is Garden Day?

A day to celebrate your garden! Toss down that spade, invite family and friends around, kick back and enjoy your garden.

When is Garden Day?

This year Garden Day is taking place on Sunday 11 October 2020.

Why are we celebrating Garden Day?

Throughout the year, an enormous amount of effort goes into keeping and maintaining our gardens – we think this deserves a proper celebration! Garden Day is a chance for South Africans to down tools, enjoy the diverse pleasures of their gardens and acknowledge the hard work that goes into keeping them special.
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Play with the kids in the garden!

Get inspired and creative!

In the lead up to Garden Day visit your local Garden Centre or nursery and get inspired! Visit the Life is a Garden website to locate your nearest Garden Center or nursery.
Down tools and start planning a celebration to enjoy your hard work. Garden Day celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. Plan an outdoor picnic with your children or share your green space with friends online. It’s all about taking a moment to celebrate the greenery that brings you joy.
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Have a picnic

Ways to celebrate

  • Invite friends for a bring-‘n-braai, use herbs from the garden to flavour their meat.
  • Instead of a book club, have a plant club, ask guests to bring a rare and interesting plant. You then swap it with one of the other guests.
  • Have a garden scavenger hunt.
  • Use fresh flowers and greenery from your garden to make flower crowns for your guests.
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Make flower crowns for your guests
  • Host an outdoor dinner party where every dish has an ingredient from your garden in it.
  • Enjoy a cup of rooibos tea and beskuit.
  • Enjoy dinner outside in the garden with each dish featuring a home-grown ingredient.
  • Meditate.
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Seed bombs!
  • Make seed bombs with the kids.
What you do in your garden on Garden Day is completely up to you. But we think it’s a great opportunity to get together with friends and family so that as many people as possible can celebrate together, here are some ideas …
For more ideas, steps on how to make a flower crown and Garden Day inspiration, visit and follow us on social media.
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Share your Garden Day celebration with us!

Crowning SA's coolest garden

Share your Garden Day celebration with us on Sunday 11 October via Candide, Facebook or Instagram, and stand a chance to win a R 1000 plant voucher!
Share a pic yourself on Garden Day in the coolest corner of your garden or green space (indoors or out) sipping on a cocktail, celebrating with friends, family, pets or simply enjoying a cup of tea and remember to tag @CandideAppZA and also use the hashtag #GardenDaySA.
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Remember to tag @GardenDaySA on Social Media

Get social!

Join the conversation at @GardenDaySA and #GardenDaySA.
Follow the Garden Day accounts on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter to be inspired.

Share your Garden Day preparations and celebrations with us and remember to use the hashtag #GardenDaySA

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