Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Digby Hoets' Studio

Digby and Penny Hoets' garden at 125, Springfield Rd, is one of four gardens in Midrand's Carlswald Valley that are open to the public on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March from 10 am to 5 pm. The event is organised by Gardens of the Golden City to raise funds for three charities and non-profit organisations* and the entry fee is R20 per person per garden.
The Carlswald Valley is one of Johannesburg's most beautiful (and least known) suburbs. Most properties are between one and two hectares in size and provide a welcome calm, green respite from the surrounding high density residential and retail developments. The Carlswald Valley ranges from granite ridges along Norfolk Rd with (increasingly endangered) indigenous trees and vegetation (as can be seen in Candice and Alan Fuller's garden at 94/1 Norfolk Rd), through wetlands and mainly indigenous trees and grasses on Digby's property at 125 Springfield Rd, to a series of dams and koi ponds at Thula Manzi guest house at the base of the valley at 68/1 Norfolk Rd. The Tuareg Guest House at 44/1 Norfolk Rd is completely different and reflects its owner's love of the Middle-East - Tuareg has donated a 2 night stay at the bed and breakfast for which raffle tickets will be on sale at each garden and there will be a tea-garden open on both days. Cinda Hunter has her unique 'shop' at 125 Springfield Rd. She will be open on Saturday and Sunday. Cinda travels extensively to source her furniture, artefacts, textiles, clothing and accessories from India, South East Asia and Africa.
Please contact Shelley 083 409 7927 or Margreet 011 608 2088 for more information.