The Johannesburg Garden Club’s annual plant sale is upon us again. If your obsession is of the leafy green variety, or if you’d simply love a day out shopping, eating and drinking, then here’s your excuse. With a wide selection of plants on sale by the club’s members, one in particular will be the star attraction of the event- the Acer Palmatum, or Japanese Maple, with its deep russet leaves and elegant form. Besides doing a bit of retail therapy for your garden, the fair also offers visitors a tea garden, lunch garden and champagne and salmon bar. And, if your heart desires more of a retail kick, this year features the ‘Portobello Road’ antiques market, where you’ll be tempted with a host of vintage collectables. Aside from satisfying your gardening desires, the sale proceeds go to Johannesburg Child Welfare – so you can feel good about spending too. The JGC Annual Plant Sale takes place on Saturday 15 September, from 8am to 5pm at 9 Bryanston Drive, Bryanston. Entrance to the fair is R15.