Stop your pottering and start your planning because Garden Day is happening this Sunday 15 October 2023, and everyone is invited to be a part of SA’s biggest garden party – in their own garden!
If you own just one plant, you’re officially a gardener, which is why we’re calling on absolutely everyone to celebrate this Garden Day. It could be in your garden, on your patio, in the backyard, or simply in your living room surrounded by your favourite house plants.
And when we say party, we mean whatever a party is to you. Think lazy lunch, a tasty picnic, a family braai, cocktails with friends, or tea with your bestie. And it doesn’t have to be lavish or over the top (unless you want it to be). Just get everyone to bring a little something along to add to the festivities.
You doing Garden Day exactly how you want to is what it’s all about. All we ask is that you wear a flower crown – the official symbol of Garden Day, and share your celebration with us by tagging #GardenDaySA on social media. We really want this day to be the ultimate garden party experience for all garden lovers, plant parents, and everyone in between.
Make your Garden Day flourish
To get you inspired for your garden gathering, we’ve added some fun ideas and handy tips to our toolkit on our website. See how to make your own flower crown, get garden-themed recipes, downloadable invitations, ideas to get the kids enjoying Garden Day, and much more.
Connect with your community
Community gardens hold a special place in our hearts at Garden Day, and with rising food costs, we aim to shine a light on the community gardens throughout SA that are providing jobs and fresh produce at affordable prices to local residents. This year we have collaborated with various community gardens, which we encourage you to visit and support by buying your fresh weekly greens there.
There’s also our Garden Day Society, which encourages anyone passionate about community gardening to host a celebration for their fellow gardeners and green-fingered folk, to help spread the Garden Day story.
A host of garden centres, nurseries, botanical gardens, plant shops, florists, markets, restaurants, and cafes have all pledged their support to Garden Day 2023, with things like displays, competitions, and activations. Is your favourite local venue involved? Please encourage your communities to be a part of SA’s biggest garden party on Sunday 15 October.
And for even more ways to celebrate Garden Day plus interesting information about the health benefits of gardening and the community gardens you can support, visit our website at gardenday.co.za.
We look forward to welcoming you to our growing Garden Day tribe.