Water the flower beds, trim the hedges, prune the plants, and start prepping the party menu. Garden Day 2022 is taking place on Sunday, 9 October, and we want all South Africans to join us in celebrating and showing off their gorgeous green spaces.

No matter the size or shape of your garden – whether you are surrounded by a humble windowsill of monstera deliciosa or a rambling tree-lined wilderness – everyone is invited to get involved. 

Get celebration-ready

First thing’s first. As the official symbol of Garden Day, wearing a flower crown is a must. Make your own and once your flower crown is good to go, pay tribute to your garden by hosting a celebration with family and friends. A treasure hunt, relaxed braai, fancy tea party, swanky sundowners or lazy picnic… whatever works for you. All we ask is that you show off your flower crown and share your celebration with us by tagging #GardenDaySA. Garden Day is giving away packets of bee-friendly seeds with friends who share their pics on Garden Day using #GardenDaySA on social media or via our dedicated WhatsApp line 066 389 5182.

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Connect with your community

South Africans are no strangers to soaring food costs and Garden Day lauds community gardens throughout the country for providing jobs and fresh produce at affordable prices to local residents. This year, we are collaborating  with various community gardens, which you can visit to buy your fresh weekly greens and a flower crown before heading home for a special (urban) farm-to-table lunch on Garden Day.  

Another way to plant a seed within your community is to join the newfound Garden Day Society, which encourages those blessed with green fingers and a passion for their neighbourhood to help spread the Garden Day spirit by organising a celebration and getting as many guests as possible to join in the festivities. 

Garden Day Society members will have access to exclusive perks, including a printed Garden Day poster and a bespoke gift from team Garden Day for every 50 sign-ups. Send an email to [email protected] to find out how you can get involved.

Ideas to help your garden (celebration) grow

If you need some bright ideas and green-fingered inspiration, Gardenday.co.za has a handy toolkit to help you plan a gorgeous, nature-filled celebration, including recipe ideas, downloadable invitations, crafty things to make and do with children in the garden, and lots more to get your creativity blooming.

A host of local garden centres, nurseries, botanical gardens, plant shops, florists, markets, restaurants and cafes have all pledged their support to Garden Day 2022 by running special activations ranging from displays to competitions. Is your favourite outlet/hangout involved? Visit our website to find out and, if not, be sure to encourage them to get on board!


Catch news, updates and inspiration at @GardenDaySA all social media platforms. Follow @GardenDaySA & #GardenDaySA and share your nature-filled celebrations and your garden’s goodness by tagging us in your posts.


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