Kloof Rotary is active in a number of specific and on-going projects. The make-up and nature of projects depends on current initiatives. Those active will vary, but currently some of these are:
Upcoming Fundraising Events
For the latest news on our upcoming fundraising event, see below:
OPEN GARDENS: 5/6 October 2019
Kloof Rotary Anns welcome you to meander through six gardens. We have a combination of exotic and indigenous gardens. Sizes of the gardens range from Kloof two acre plots to small and medium complex gardens. Once again water storage tanks are evident. Ludwig’s Roses is on the route this year for you to visit. We are privileged to have the use of Highbury Centenary Hall as the venue for our tea and crafts. Stall holders will bring a wonderful variety of their talents to enjoy and purchase for Christmas gifts or just to spoil yourselves. We will have an inspiring selection of art work on sale. Flowers and Plants in abundance. Wors rolls will be available at Garden 3. Tickets cost R60, children under 12 are free. The ticket allows entrance to all six gardens and refreshments. Tickets are available at the entrance to each garden and also before the event at Kloof Village Mall Super Spar & Watercrest Super Spar. All gardens are wheelchair friendly.
To arrive at the first garden from Durban on the M13, take Exit 24 marked Abrey Rd. If approaching from the direction of Pietermaritzburg on the M13, it is marked Exit 24 same signage and follow the signs to the gardens.
For further information contact Wendy Scorgie 083 661 7337 or visit www.kloofrotary.co.za
WHAT TO EXPECT
Garden No. 1
GPS: -29 7989410 30 8167360
Kevin & Nolene Dunn,36 Haygarth Road, Kloof
This garden has a dramatic sweep of lawn with a deep informal border of mixed plantings on the one side and layers of interesting shrubs on the other. Very old established trees together with a canopy of borrowed landscaping gives the garden a feeling of yesteryear. There is a mixture of exotics and indigenous plants and roses thrive in sunny spots. At the rear of the house, stone walls give rise to a second garden and sweeping lawn which surrounds a large pool and entertainment area. An enclosed vegetable and herb garden are also on this level.
- This garden is said to have a spirit of place
Garden No. 2
GPS: -29 7850140 30 8166030
Arnold & Julia Vermaak,
19 Meadow Land,
This prestigious SALI Gold Award winning 2-acre ‘old Kloof’ garden invites you to meander through this fun and quirky space, giving it a stamp of originality. The basic plant palette is based on repetition and unity of species to create a garden of structure with added focal points and places of interest. JPJ Landscapes has been extensively involved in the direction of this garden over the past eight years. The owners continue to nurture their investment with great joy.
- An inspiring garden
Garden No. 3
GPS: -29 8010979 30 7866480
Ollie & Michelle Sinclair,
15 Roosevelt Road,
A garden in the early stages of creation…. Indigenous features to draw in the wild life around. Aloes, grasses, succulents and trees have replaced exotic hedges and bushes. Although there are still small areas still containing such plants the owners are slowly turning their space into a natural wheelchair friendly paradise for the family and the wildlife. A place where they can play, breathe and enjoy.
- Butterflies, bees, birds & wheelchairs.
Garden No. 4
GPS: -29 7887108 30 7401957
Anthony & Barbara Dowds
17 Barbet Boulevard
Hillcrest Country Retirement Estate
An inspired small garden which has incorporated a raised bank at the rear of the property which in turn has enabled a variety of planting and creation of space which would not otherwise have been possible. A colourful garden during each season.
Garden No. 5
Glen & Clare Schnell
85 Thrush Terrace
Hillcrest Country Retirement Estate
This garden enjoys wonderful views - it is 5 years old and was created on fill. Neat sleeper paths lead you through the garden which consists of exotics and indigenous plants. It has an attractive raised rockery dominated by a wild fuchsia tree. The road frontage consists of a raised bed with succulents and aloes. Good use has been made of sitting areas to catch the sun.
Why Visit: - Both gardens in this estate have made use of the small space to full advantage.
Feel free to walk along the roads within the estate where you will see many attractive road frontage gardens including an award winning small category garden.
Garden No. 6
GPS: -29 7883200 30 764 0800
10 Tunzini Road
This is a repeat garden. A well-established work in progress garden, changes by the day. A garden with a large variety of indigenous and exotic plants, shrubs and colour. Tended with love by its owners and with amateur enthusiasm!
- Interesting and full of colour.