Flex your green fingers at the Rand Show 2017

Inspire your inner gardener at the Rand Show, where well-known horticulturist JJ van Rensburg of Garden World has a daily programme of DIY-garden-project workshops lined up.

From 14 to 23 April 2017, JJ will be passing on gardening tips and ideas at the Rand Show greenhouse as he completes mini garden projects with visitors. Come and plant up a hanging basket, create a mini veggie container, or build your own bird feeder.

Enter at the greenhouse for a chance to win one of five free project kits at each session. Additional kits can be purchased for approximately R200, depending on the project, or just come along to watch and get ideas for your own garden.

Visitors can also get great show specials on a wide range of plants, from succulents, bearded irises and daylilies, to orchids, herbs, and veggies.


Once the gardening’s done, there’s a top-class lineup of entertainment in store for the whole family at the Rand Show. South Africa’s biggest consumer expo is the only show to offer attractions covering everything from sport, motoring, military, and science and technology, to design, animals, health and beauty and variety shows … there’s an entire day out packed into each Rand Show ticket.

Visit http://www.randshow.co.za to get all the latest information on what’s happening at the show this year.


The Rand Show runs from Friday, 14 April to Sunday, 23 April 2017, from 9 am to 7 pm (last entry at 6 pm), at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec (GPS – S26°14.484’ E27°58.510). There is ample secure paid parking at the venue, with visible policing.

Rand Show tickets at the gate cost R150 for adults, R50 for pensioners, R50 for 13-16 years, R20 for 6-12 years, and under six enter free. Midweek specials for Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April only are R75 for adults, and R20 for 13-16-year-olds. Open-air parking is R20 per car. Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket.

Tickets give access to a wide variety of entertainment attractions but exclude rides on the helicopter and monorail, drifting, bag jumping, the fun fair, and refreshments and food.