Whether you are an avid gardener, or haven’t yet tried out your green fingers, the Blackwood’s Garden Talks have something for every level of gardener. Our host, Gerald Schofield delivers highly informative, greatly entertaining garden talks on a variety of seasonal and local gardening topics.
Our garden talks are held at the Hilton Protea Hotel (1 Hilton Avenue, Hilton, Pietermaritzburg). The talks start at 9:30am with tea and coffee on arrival. Besides the delivery of great gardening information, the day also holds much fun in the form of a small auction of plants, where the proceeds are donated to our Charity of choice. There’s also lots of give-aways and prizes plus a R100 Blackwood’s voucher for every guest.
To assist with catering purposes, only pre-purchased tickets are available for these garden talks. Tickets are R150 each and may be purchased from any Blackwood’s:
Blackwood’s Home of Gardening – 97 Chatterton Road, PMB – 033-342 2191
Blackwood’s Gardenette – Yard 41, 4 Shafton Rd, Howick – 033-330 3364
9:00am to 9:30am – REGISTRATION – tea, coffee and light snacks
9:30am to 10:00am – WELCOME and introduction to the morning proceedings, along with short presentation by sponsors.
10:00am to 10:50am – GUEST SPEAKER – presentation by the invited guest speaker of the day.
10:50am to 11:20am – TEA BREAK – refreshments and a bite to eat
11:20am to 12 :30pm – BLACKWOOD’S presentation of the day along with lucky draws and prizes
12:30pm – CLOSE – Event closes with a final thank you note for and on behalf of all parties involved