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This year's Garden Day SA 2018 is taking place on Sunday 21 October.

Celebrate all things green, growing and garden-related during this year’s Garden Day SA 2018, which takes place on Sunday 21 October.

Whether you’re an avid gardener, a houseplant enthusiast, a succulent queen or a lover of fragrant blooms, Garden Day SA gives South Africans the opportunity to come together and celebrate their gardens in all shapes and sizes.

Since its inception in 2016, Garden Day SA has been encouraging people of all ages and from all walks of life to take a breather and enjoy their gardens with friends and family either at home or in their cities.

From delighting in the fynbos growing on your doorstep to spending the day at your neighbourhood’s urban farm, Garden Day SA is all about taking a moment to appreciate everything green and growing.

This year’s Garden Day SA takes place on Sunday 21 October, and the build-up has already begun with rich inspiration, great ideas and vibrant Instagram posts – most of which feature magnificent flower crowns, which have become synonymous with the Garden Day SA celebrations.

If you’re in Cape Town or Johannesburg, register for this year’s free flower crown-making workshops, which are being held on Saturday 20 October at Oranjezicht City Farm Market in Granger Bay and The Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein. Here you’ll be able to express your creativity with an array of supplied materials and expert guidance from some great green fingers.

Other Garden Day SA events in the Western Cape include a lunch with Chef Bertus Basson at his vegetable garden in Jamestown, a picnic and rose picking at the Langkloof Rose Festival in Wellington, and a botanical fynbos tasting at the Company’s Garden in Cape Town.

Events in Gauteng include a picnic and high tea at The Herb Farm in Midrand, a decor and flower design workshop and lunch in Pretoria, and a lunch and talk with gardening author Jane Griffiths in Muldersdrift.

Love plants? Find five houseplant Instagram accounts to inspire, here.