It’s time for The Witness Garden Show

25 Aug 2016

We are ready to rock Maritzburg in September with The Witness Garden Show taking place from the 23-25 September. Come and join us!

This year’s theme Fashion Fantasy will certainly produce some interesting garden designs – we can’t wait to see what out feature garden designers come up with!

We are excited to announce some new additions to the show this year, including the Spirit of Spring Canine Spectacular and an evening preview fashion show that will knock your socks off! Plus, the Floral Art Indaba is happening at this year’s show which brings floral artists from all over the country to Pmb to show off their talents, and there will be floral art demos by international floral designer Mark Pampling.[title text=”Highlights for this year’s show include”]

  • Spirit of Spring Canine Spectacular – More than 600 purebred dogs of various breeds will be judged by three internationally renowned judges over the three days of the show. They will select the “Spirit of Spring Garden Show Champion” on the Sunday. Besides the show dogs, there will be agility trials, dog carting, a Dancing with Dogs display and lots more to enjoy. Hall 2 will be filled with everything pet-related so you can grab some to spoil your favourite furry friends.
  • Preview Fashion Show – A not-to-be-missed addition to the show, this event includes the first glimpse of the show’s feature gardens, along with music, dancing, a cheese and wine tasting, and fashion with a twist. This event will take place on Thursday the 22 September (the day before the show opens) at 7pm. Booking is essential so please e-mail if you are interested in the event and we will let you know as soon as the tickets go on sale.
  • The South African Flower Union is hosting this year’s Floral Art Indaba with entries and displays that are bound to be a big highlight of the show. Also very exciting – world-renowned floral designer Mark Pampling from Australia will be in town to do demonstrations at the show – a big treat for all who love flowers. Tickets for this event will be available in the coming months.
  • The Gourmet Food Hall is sure to be buzzing with delicious treats.
  • The Kids Zone will be bigger and better than ever! The Schools Gardens sponsored by ABI will be moving into this area and will include gardening in tyres and miniature gardens – a big trend this year in gardening. Any schools wishing to enter can do so by e-mailing Marlize on
  • The Plant Hall will be filled with orchids, clivias, bonsai, clematis and more – beautiful displays and plenty of great plants to buy.
  • Orchestral music can be enjoyed in the feature hall which will be filled with inspiring designs and stunning plants.
  • Demos and talks will be given every half hour in the Demo Kitchen in the main hall, featuring gardening, floral art, growing special plants and much more.

All the usual features that we have all come to love will be back including:

  • the most beautiful Quilting
  • inspiring Cake Decorating from the Icing Guild
  • a 4×4 track with Midlands 4×4;
  • Arts and Crafts including the popular Art Show in the Grill Room;
  • Chainsaw Races – fascinating to watch!
  • All kinds of shopping, ranging from plants and gardening equipment to the latest gadgets and gardening goodies.

For the true garden lover, this is a show not to be missed – see you there!


  1. Wonderful indeed to hear from you Tanya!!!

    • Thank you for the comment Maureen. Hope to see you at The Witness Garden show next month.

  2. Yes please for your newsletter!

    • Of course! We’ll make sure you receive all the news and tips we have to share! 🙂

  3. hi, would love to hear from you – email address has changed

    thanks for all the amazing tips

  4. Cannot wait to see what is new


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