Do you know where you’re going to see the flowers this year? If not, we share with you in our latest issue a bounty of activities to celebrate the arrival of spring. Come and view a nursery laid out in the shape of a rose at Hogsbacks’ Open Gardens, meet the flower farmers of Hort Couture Flower Collective and see what they’re been up to, make dishes containing flowers and botanical-infused drinks in the lovely Veld and Sea Glasshouse, and find at least one good reason to start your own vegetable garden. We’ll show you how you can stay within your budget. For further inspiration, read about entrepreneur and artist Tori Stowe’s journey in creating the business GROW Nolukhanyo which establishes and maintains food gardens at homes, crèches, schools and a clinic. Do you know where exactly Kameel is? Willem van der Berg will direct you to the tiny hamlet in North West. Since Rob and Maria Kirsten moved to Velddrif 15 years ago, they couldn’t be happier – even if their neighbours were a bit sceptical of them at first. Alan Duggan visits the people living closer to the water and shares his fascination with a kind of lifestyle that just flows. Adriaan Oosthuizen gives a beautiful picture of the Tankwa Karoo with his photo essay. Mia Louw gets away from it all in Vanderkloof, an oasis in the Upper Karoo. We show you how to make things easier for yourself with a compact power box to try at home. Martelize Brink shows you how to celebrate Heritage Day on the 24th of September the right way with a special braai menu from her recently published second cookbook, Oor die Kole. (The Pastel de nata is a must-try!) Lastly, Ryno Eksteen takes you through the puzzle of nostalgia. This is abundant, slow living at its finest. There is something here for each and every one of you.