The House and Garden Show is Durban staple over the June/July school holidays and after having a great time at the show last year I knew that I had to attend again this year. The theme this year is: Home is where the heart is and is focused on redefining the concept of a home by showcasing timeless trends, functionality, with convenient comfort aimed at styling a distinctive space best suited to its unique inhabitants – its family. I attended the show on the first day, I was in fact waiting in the queue waiting for the 10am opening time (eager much!). Being early helped somewhat because I got in before it got too crowded so I was able to peruse in peace.
The House and Garden Show is open daily from 10am to 10pm at the Durban Exhibition Centre until the 8th of July. You can buy tickets from iTickets.co.za at the following prices: R95 for adults, R70 for students and pensioners, children under the age of 12 enter for free. This is such a fun event for the whole family, there is something there for everyone. Here are some of my highlights from the event.
I love the idea of a play area for the kids while the parents enjoy the show. My daughter, Mpilo is still too young for this and certainly not potty trained 🙂
I was particularly looking out for the patio set of my dream because that’s on my to-buy list for our home.
Prints on prints on prints!
You guys know I am in love with indoor plants so this was right up my alley and so swoon worthy.
KZN Tourism had a virtual reality stand where you could experience one of the quintessential KZN activties, they had zip lining, surfing and Zulu dancing. I chose to experience surfing and it was so much fun and seemed so real.
And on to my favourite part, the food…
This year there was a designated Foodie Fair and it was filled with so many lovely stalls selling the yummiest food
I went in at the Cappeny Estates stand and bought strawberry jam and granola, I’ve already eaten both and yes! yes! yes!
I can never say no to fudge, it is such a weakness of mine
It was too early for the Gin Bar unfortunately
On to my other favourite part, plants…
My idea of heaven, I got introduced to many plants that I hadn’t seen before. I made sure to take business cards so that I can visit these nurseries at a later date
This reminded me of my struggle lavender that I have planted at home which is not doing well at all
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to The House and Garden Show 2018, there is so much more to see! If you are in Durban, do consider making a turn at the show this week, it will be well worth it.