Open Gardens 2014


Open Gardens 2014

Concept of the show:

  • Objective
  • Is to showcase the top gardens of Mangaung to the public.
  • Encourage citizens to plant roses and improve their gardens.
  • The organizers invite gardeners and garden lovers to form part of this project
  • You may enter a friend or neighbours garden, but only with their consent
  • By entering garden owners agree to open the garden to the general public on the times as stated.
  • Gardens are entered into specific categories and the top gardens in each category will be selected to be open to the public.

Process of the show

  • Entry forms are obtainable from the following venues in Bloemfontein:
  • Bruwer Kwekery
  • Plants @ Preller
  • Pretty Gardens
  • Urth Garden Centre / Roses for U
  • Greenside Nursery
  • Pick N Pay Flower Market at Hyper and Northridge Mall
  • Information Booth – Loch Logan Mall


  • Private Established Gardens
  • Private Developing Gardens
  • Business Garden
  • Schools
  • Neighbourhood parks / community gardens

Participants need to submit an entry form at any of the participating nurseries before 15 September at 14:00

Entries must consist of:

  • Completed entry form
  • A short description of the garden and its history (50 – 100 words)

This should be handed in a closed envelope to any of the participating nurseries. These gardens will be notified of an intended visit by the panel on 16 September.

  • Times for visits will be arranged individually.
  • The gardeners to take place in the project will be notified telephonically.
  • Visits will be scheduled between 18 – 22 September.
  • The top gardens will then be selected as an open garden for Mangaung Rosefestival for 2014.
  • These gardeners will be informed of their partaking by latest 3 October.
  • The decision of the panel will be final and no communication will be entered into with regards this decision.
  • We reserve the right to limit the number of gardens that will be open.
  • Be open to the public from 24 – 26 October from 11:00 to 15:00 daily.

CLOSING DATE: 15 September 2014 at 14h00


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