Gardening Information and
Plant Fair Plant List
in an “all-in-one” Handbook
The theme for this year’s fair is “Planning your Garden”, which is reflected in the invaluable Handbook produced for the occasion.
The handbook gives a preview of all the plants available at the fair, and contains educational articles written by experienced gardeners. This year, in keeping with the theme, writers have been commissioned from a variety of climatic conditions in the greater Durban area to explain how they went about planning their gardens, dealing with particular climatic conditions, and the sensible plant choices they made.
The handbook provides a handy list of wholesale nurseries, landscaping and consulting services and a wealth of advertisers. It is now a collectable item because of the evergreen information it contains. What started out as a fairly basic resource has become a top quality, full-colour production that gardeners should find indispensable.
The handbook production team consults regular users for feedback from year to year. Most gardeners prefer articles that offer carefully focused plant lists as well as advice.
Many of the horticulturists, botanists, landscapers, nursery proprietors, conservationists and top gardeners who contribute articles can generally also be found at the Fair as ‘plant experts’ advising customers or displaying books and other resources. Customers can thus enjoy access to an inspiring synergistic network of local environmental knowledge in the flesh and in print.
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