Blooming Affair is a yearly garden and craft market day organised by the South African Old Roedeanian Association. Held in Roedean’s beautiful gardens, the school will turn into a beautiful craft market where you can enjoy scrumptious food, treat yourself to bespoke quality goods and enjoy an exclusive tour of the gardens. One of South Africa’s top film critics, Mr Digby Ricci, will also be giving a talk.
A great day out for families and friends alike, do not miss our yearly event on Saturday 5th October. Beneficiaries of the event are chosen on an annual basis in terms of our policy on funding of charitable organisations. The proceeds of our 2018 event were donated to The Roedean Academy, The Link Literacy Project, 1st Things 1st and Gardens of the Golden City.
For over 35 years, the late Anne Lorentz created a magnificent garden of botanical interest at Roedean, a garden that ‘intertwines’ with the school’s 116-year history. Fiorina and Selwyn Jansen have been entrusted with the care of Roedean’s gardens for the past 9 years.
A Blooming Affair is part of Gardens of the Golden City, a wonderful initiative that invites the public to get behind our walls and fences to explore Jozi’s best kept gardening secrets while raising funds for various charities.