Mother’s Day Concert at Lowveld Garden a roaring success.
The annual Mothers' Day concert at the Lowveld Garden proved to be a roaring success. Together with sponsors such as Sappi, The Lowvelder Newspaper, MPower FM and other sponsors we pulled out all the stops to ensure that this Mother’s Day would be an unforgettable event for families and friends visiting the Garden.
The wonderful crossover show of classics, pop, opera, jazz and blues ensured that there was something to delight the ears of all our visitors. With well-known artists Jannie Moolman and Zanne Stapelberg, as well as talented singers Thean Kotze and Liesl du Toit, the quality of the music extravaganza was out of this world.
Fun for children
While the parents enjoyed a picnic the children were entertained in our children’s corner with the help of St Peters School. Here they could jump away their energy on the jumping castles; climb up and slide down the jungle gym or prepare a handmade Mother’s Day gift for mom. They could pot a little clivia seedling or decorate a large cup cake or make mom a beautiful Mother’s Day card.
We did not pass up the opportunity to put a biodiversity conservation spin on the day. Neels Bothma, locally known as “The Mamba Man”, brought along 16 indigenous reptiles, including the feared black and green mambas. Neels took this opportunity to teach people about the important place these misunderstood hunters hold in the environment. He highlighted the latest threat of exotic pet reptiles to the biodiversity of our indigenous reptiles. People often buy these pets, ignorant of the amount of care that go into keeping these specialised creatures and end up “setting them free”, and in so doing threating our own reptiles.
Wonderful weather, good music and a glorious setting combined to make this a special day for our visitors.