Every year selected Franschhoek gardens are opened up to the public for a weekend. And this year (24&25 October), there will be talks as well!
Visit 10 of Franschhoek’s most spectacular gardens as they burst into bloom this summer.
This year we are proud to launch our Franschhoek Open Gardens Talks featuring well known Gardening Celeb Keith Kirsten and local speakers Bridget Kitley (herb expert) and Marie Fazard – Ludwig’s Roses. (Stellenbosch Branch Manager)
Garden clubs Group bookings:
Over 10 people qualify for discounts (ONLY R80 A TICKET) please call Darielle directly on 021 8762861
Talks will take place at 10:30 and 14:00 daily.
2009 GARDENS ON SHOW:
1 LA RIVE 29 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek Stunning English country garden filled with swathes of soft pinks, blues and whites. Age of garden: 15 years; new area 6 years
2 LA PROVIDENCE, Andy Higgins Middagkrans Road, Franschhoek Large landscaped garden with massed rose beds and beautiful water features.
Age of garden: 11 years
3 Aliki Starke 7 Haumann Street, Franschhoek Medium sized town garden, strikingly laid out with mixed flower beds, boxed areas and secret corners. Age of garden: 4 years
4 Carl & Sonia Atkinson 36 Cabrière Street, Franschhoek Large garden shaded by huge old oaks; lovely herbaceous borders, interesting pond and unusual plantings. Age of garden: 5 years
5 DIE EIKE, Rene & Piet van der Westhuyzen Corner of Akademie and Oak Lodge Street, Franschhoek Predominantly a new farm garden; wide expanses of lawn, rose garden and beautiful mixed borders. Age of garden: new areas 2 years
6 Hennie de Necker 17 L’ Avenue de Franschhoek, Bagatelle Road, Franschhoek A formal town garden full of colour and interesting plantings; it is hard to believe the garden is only one year old. Age of garden: 1 year
7 Fay Bentley 31 Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek A jewel of a small garden; an example of mixed plantings complimenting each other. Age of garden: 6 years
8 KLEIN CHAMPAGNE, Sabine Bosman Robertsvlei Road, Franschhoek Park-like garden, large and shaded river frontage, meandering paths and a lily covered lake. Age of garden: 7 years
9 KLEINHOF, Jacques Botha 33 van Wijk Street, Franschhoek very different garden – no lawn, old trees, arbours and bulb plantings. Age of garden: new Garden
10 49 Cabrière Street, Franschhoek A tamed old garden surrounding an historic cottage, quaint and pretty; old almond and pomegranate trees.
Age of garden: new area 5 years
Franschhoek Info Office: Tel: (021) 876 2861
R100 per person for a pass: 09:00 – 17:00