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Lion Talk is a series of talks of special interest to gardeners and lovers of nature by experts in their fields. It is organized by the Gillitts Lions to raise funds for charity.

Tickets available from cigarette kiosks at:

Super Spar :    
  • Waterfall - Watercrest Super Spar   30 Church Road, Westville
  • Hillcrest - Richdens    Richdens Centre, Hillcrest
  • Kloof - Village Mall Super Spar   Village Mall, Kloof
  • Pinetown - Knowles   22 Chancery Lane, Pinetown
  • Westville - Super Spar   30 Church Rd, Westville

"You can also phone 0606 733 654 to reserve a place"

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Anno Torr – A Philosophy for the Whole Garden

Wed March 1 @ 6:30 pm

With a Degree in Geography and Economic History, Anno has followed her heart into gardening. A garden design course at the School of Garden Design and interests in photography and graphic design added up to a unique monthly digital gardening magazine, The Indigenous Gardener, which she started and has edited since late 2011. She is a passionate lover of South African flora. This passion has evolved into a deep concern for the survival of our floral heritage, the environment our…

Tanya Visser

Tanya Visser – Things to do in Autumn

Fri March 3 @ 5:30 pm

‘South Africa’s very own Garden Guru’ Known by most as the television presenter of the Home Channel’s popular show, The Gardener. Tanya Visser still considers herself a regular gardener by profession who’s taken on lots of additional ‘day jobs’ in order to do what she loves best. If Tanya had it her way, she’d be a full-time gardener. She is the editor of The Gardener and Die Tuinier magazines, author of various gardening books and also plays host to various Television…

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Steve Woodhall – Butterfly Biodiversity in the Highway Area

Sat March 4 @ 12:30 pm

Born in Lancashire, England, Steve became interested in butterflies as a boy of 5. He qualified as an Industrial Polymer Chemist and still works in this field. In 1980 he immigrated to South Africa after seeing Born Free and later joined the Lepidopterist Society of which he is currently President. He has authored and co-authored many books including A Practical Guide to Butterflies and Moths Field Guide to Butterflies Gardening for Butterflies (with Lindsay Gray) As a keen photographer he…

Lindsay Grey

Lindsay Gray- New Life for a Tired Garden

Sun March 5 @ 12:30 pm

Lindsay Gray Lindsay trained in garden design initially in Durban and then went on to study further with master garden designer, John Brookes in England. A photographer and journalist, she contributed regularly to The Gardener magazine, She has authored   “A Sense of Space. The Gardens of Jan Bloch” and co-authored    “Making Sense of Garden Design” and  ”Gardening For Butterflies” (with Steve Woodhall) In 1994 she established the School of Garden Design in Hillcrest. She also has a landscape garden business.…

Janet Gates- Using Trees in the Landscape

Sun March 12 @ 12:30 pm

Janet Gates.   Senior Horticulturalist at the Durban Botanic Gardens. After studying both horticulture and marketing, she went over to the UK to work and study further at Hillier’s Garden and Arboretum. There was a long spell working at SANBI. She has had her own landscaping business. In 2009 she joined the eThekweni nursery and then moved to the Botanic Gardens where she manages the Orchid collection, the Butterfly Habitat Garden and Cycads amongst other tree collection work. She has always…

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Bat Talk and Netting

Wed April 26 @ 5:00 pm

...by Bats KZN. Spend a fascinating early evening learning about bats. Watch them being netted and tagged There will be braai at this talk.

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