Open garden 2019: All you need to know

We thought it would be useful to put all the must-know information on one page as we get closer to the open garden on 12 & 13 October. Precautions and warnings Please take note that you enter the property at your own risk—neither St George’s Turning Point Foundation nor the owners of Mulligatawny Farm take any responsibility for any loss or injury suffered. In that regard, we want to point out that there are very…
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Getting ready for our 2019 open garden at Mulligatawny Farm

Getting ready for our 2019 open garden at Mulligatawny Farm

View of distant mountains from the top terrace (Photograph: Mary-Jane Harris) We are delighted to have the privilege of hosting (and benefitting) from an open garden weekend at Mulligatawny Farm again this year on 12th and 13th October. Everybody who visits these gardens comes away absolutely rejuvenated and inspired by a rare opportunity to see somebody’s personal vision translated into reality. Michael Hogan is the creative force behind the garden, and we owe him and…
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Shakespeare saving lives on the streets: See for yourself on 14 April

Shakespeare saving lives on the streets: See for yourself on 14 April

Johannesburg Awakening Minds, or JAM, is a theatre group run by actress Dorothy-Ann Gould as a way to help homeless men find their voices (quite literally) and gain in self-confidence as part of a journey of recovery. The men were recruited from the soup kitchen that has been run for many years by the Good Shepherd Street Children, a joint project of St Michael’s Anglican Church in Bryanston and St George’s Anglican Church in Parktown.…
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Open Garden at Mulligatawny Farm: 13-15 October 2017

Open Garden at Mulligatawny Farm: 13-15 October 2017

A GREAT DAY IN THE COUNTRY The Open Garden of 14-15 October at Mulligatawny Farm was a wonderful event. Just over 700 people visited over the two days (with a few coming to the group day on Friday): the weather was sparkling and holding the event a few weeks later meant that the gardens were greener, the roses and waterlilies were in full bloom and the trees heavier with leaf. None of this would have…
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Open Day: Mulligatawny Farm, Skeerpoort: 1-2 October 2016

Open Day: Mulligatawny Farm, Skeerpoort: 1-2 October 2016

This was an amazing weekend for the Turning Point team and the many people who visited this wonderful place. The weather was perfect, if a little hot, and the gardens were in spring splendour - people spent a lot of time wandering around the 16.5 hectares discovering the many hidden corners created by Michael's ever-fertile imagination. Great compliments are due to the Fournos team who managed to provide a fantastic array of croissants, sandwiches, pastries,…
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Vocalize concert at Northwards, May 2016

Vocalize concert at Northwards, May 2016

We are very fortunate to have been the beneficiaries of many of Vocalize’s concerts. Vocalize is an a capella group whose repertoire covers jazz, pop and country rock, as well as madrigals (Renaissance jazz). Their most recent concert in aid of St George’s Turning Point Foundation was held at Northwards in May 2016 — visit the event page to see more. Vocalize concert
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