Saturday 26 October 2024 9 am to 4 pm

The George Open Gardens project was initiated by friends of BADISA in 2010 and is an important fundraising event for the George branch. The event is held each year in Spring. George Open Gardens 2024 will be held on Saturday 26 October from 9 am to 4 pm. 

Come enjoy a stunning day being inspired, entertained and refreshed. George Open Gardens is an opportunity to swap garden tips, ideas and stories with like-minded folk.

Thank you to the George business owners, particularly of our local nurseries, who help publicise the event by placing posters, and sharing on their social media.


Ticket prices for the 2024 event are R70 per person. School-going children are admitted free. Please feel free to bring non-perishable foods to stock up the BADISA food pantry. Tickets will be available from BADISA’s offices at 60 Victoria Street, George (details to follow). On the day, you can obtain your tickets at two of the anchor gardens (details to follow).

You’ll receive a ticket, directions to all the gardens and an entry into the lucky draw where there is a range of gardening-related prizes to win, generously donated by the event’s sponsors.

You are welcome to visit all or as many gardens for which you have time.

What happens if it rains on the day?

Gardens love rain and so do we. The event will carry on as planned, so wear appropriate clothing and come along anyway.

What can be expected?

The gardens, generously opened up to the public by their owners, reflect a variety of gardening spaces ranging from small retirement living gardens to large smallholding and farm gardens.  There is something for everyone to enjoy, and to take away tips and ideas.

What about refreshments? And bathroom facilities?

A few gardens have bathroom facilities available. It’s best to check the list of gardens beforehand.

Refreshments are usually available at one or two gardens. And some have tables and seating where you can enjoy your own BYO picnic.

Can we take cuttings? And are there plants on sale?

A few of the gardens have small nurseries and plants may be on sale on the day. Please don’t take cuttings or anything from the garden without first asking the owner.

Do you want to nominate your own or another interesting, beautiful or unusual garden for next year’s event? 

Please drop an email to us at