Westville birder opens her indigenous garden to visitors

The homeowner of this lovely Westville garden, birder Janet Levy, will lead the tours around it on June 10, in aid of the Botanical Society of South Africa.

THE Botanical Society of South Africa, (BotSoc) KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch, will host tours of a treasure trove of a garden in Atholl Heights, Westville on Saturday, June 10.

The homeowner, birder Janet Levy, will lead the tours around her attractive 0,6 hectare indigenous garden at 9am and at 11am. The garden has a wide variety of interesting indigenous shrubs, trees and smaller plants as well as a pond.

Janet cultivated many of her plants from seeds or seedlings, 30 years ago. Situated on the top of sandstone cliffs her garden overlooks the Aller River valley and blends naturally into the Durban Metropolitan Open Space System to the north.

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Wear walking shoes to be able to explore this delightful hillside garden fully. Refreshments will be provided after the walk and nature lovers will then be able to relax and enjoy the view and birdlife.

Booking and pre-payment are essential. Tickets for BotSoc members are R55, for non-members, R65, and for children, R35. These prices include tea and cake. Proceeds will go to BotSoc branch projects. Numbers are limited to 20 people per tour, so book early by telephoning 071 8693693 or 031 2015111 on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm.


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