Explanation of the different category gardens:
This year Encounter EG has the following motto: Aim to increase the love and enthusiasm of gardening throughout the community. Therefore, we have introduced a new concept of three groups of gardens: Keystone Gardens, Detour Gardens, and Vibe Gardens.
Keystone Gardens are well established, landscaped and manicured gardens which stir a raw wonder in the heart, a sheer delight in nature and her beauty.
Detour Gardens are“Watch this space! ”gardens: new, developing gardens; those established with a particular emphasis: water-wise, self-sustainable, interestingly laid out,park-like, eco-friendly, or with breath-taking views. These gardens are to give attainable ideas to beginner gardeners and to encourage the participation of those who feel their garden has much to offer but is not quite show standard yet.
Vibe Gardens include those that are especially colourful , pocket size gardens; those that offer a unique atmosphere.
These categories aim to stimulate the sharing of experience and knowledge in cultivating beauty. For each garden is an art piece reflecting the character of its owner/s and a tool to bind the community together in the sharing and pride that these creations bring.
|3||Helen Treweek||Willowdale||DG||Creative venue|
|4||Katie du Plessis||Flitwick Ranch||KG||Art in the Park’ creative venue/estabished garden|
|6||Hennie Bosman||Inglebrook||DG||NEW 2 YRS OLD – YOUNG GARDEN|
|7||Ingie Bryden||Strathneva||KG||Featured in ‘The Gardener’ April issue|
|8||Ashleigh Stanford||Dwalhoek||DG||NEW – YOUNG GARDEN – will become keystone garden|
|11||Patty v Zyl||Rietfontein||KG||Large established garden|
|12||Cathy Green||Fallondon||KG||Garden with huge plant variety|
|13||Gaye Kirk||Chertsey||KG||Old established garden with variety|
|15||Bev Hudson||43 Brownlee street||KG||RE-OPEN|
|16||Julie Ann Buss||Ikamva||KG||Smaller town garden evolving every year|
|17||Teresa Olivier||Sivile Centre||CC||Skills Training Centre|
|18||Bev Wardle and ladies||CCMC||CC||Community Church Creative Venue|
|19||Bonkosi||Riverleigh||DG||NEW & YOUNG GARDEN|
|**||CC||Garden/Centre established for community|