Franschhoek Open Gardens

25 October 2013 – 11:00-17:00

 26, 27 October 2013 – 09:00-17:00

Enjoy 10 gorgeous gardens and the special festival atmosphere that only Franschhoek can provide!

  • 10 spectacular gardens on show – from small to medium-sized gardens in the village to farm gardens, indigenous gardens and ‘out of town’ gardens.
  • In the centre of town join in the festivities provided by Franschhoek – a tea and bubbly garden, live music, a fresh goods market and our hugely successful PLANT SALE.
  • R100 pp for a weekend pass.  HALF PRICE (R50 pp) Sunday afternoon only from 12 noon onwards.  Tickets available on the day in the centre of town in front of the Town Hall.
  • Group discount” for 10 people or more – R80 pp.  Tickets available on the day in the centre of town in front of the Town Hall.
  • Special weekend rates offered by a number of Guest Houses and B&B’s – contact Fay   ( for details.

All proceeds go to the Lions Club of Franschhoek in aid of Fleur de Lis, Home for the Aged.


1.   MONT PELLIER, Jacqueline Crewe-Brown

Upper Waterfall, Franschhoek  (Past Bridge House School)

An artist’s interpretation, using indigenous plant material on rocky, inhospitable soil

and  a sloping mountain as a backdrop.  She has expanded her canvas to include a lovely

walk across the stream up to the main garden.  Path is fairly steep in places.  Featured in

The Gardener/Die Tuinier, SA Garden/Tuin Paleis, Garden & Home and House &

Garden magazines.

2.   Peter Hagar and Bradley Tyler

21 Roux Street, Franschhoek

Thought and creativity have been put into the design of this unusual garden.

It ranges from formal to unexpected areas of tropical lushness, pleasing the eye at

every turn.

3.   Fay Bentley

31 Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek

This inspiring jewel of a cottage garden is an example of mixed plantings complementing

each other.  Featured in Garden & Home and SA Garden/Tuin Paleis magazines.

4.    Bronwen Orpen

17 Akademie Street, Franschhoek

Colourful borders filled with roses, heliotrope, hydrangeas and annuals are a feature of

this semi-structured garden.  Charming areas invite you to sit and admire sweeping

vineyards framed by the mountains.

5 .  LA RIVE

29 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek

This breathtaking English country garden is a picture in pastel plantings.  At every turn

a new vista opens providing a constant source of inspiration.  Featured in Garden &

Home, House & Garden, The Gardener/Die Tuinier magazines.

6.   Rosemarie Evans

4 Nerina Street, Franschhoek

This garden is essentially a summer garden but is beautiful all year round.  It hugs the

house in a flowing embrace with Interesting features that draw the eyeand a beautifully

laid out potager garden is a chef’s delight.

7.  LA PROVIDENCE, Andy Higgins

Middagkrans Road, Franschhoek

Large landscaped garden with massed rose beds and beautiful water features

complement the gracious Cape Dutch homestead.

8.   Martina De Necker

“Bergsig”, Green Valley Road off Excelsior Road, Franschhoek

This large farm garden with established flower beds and majestic old trees is lovingly

tended by the owner.  It’s full of colour, shady nooks and interesting garden accessories.

9.   Clive Venning

“Sandstone House”, off Excelsior Road, Franschhoek

Framing a beautiful home with breathtaking vistas to distant mountains, this garden

has  many new features.   Anyone who visited last year will enjoy the maturing borders

of mixed plantings, the rolling lawns, vineyards and olive grove.


Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek

This large formal garden is laid out along the Franschhoek river.  Swathes of

agapanthus and bold plantings fill the grounds. Rose covered gazebos and arches are

special  features.

For further details or enquiries contact

Contact Person :  Bradley Tyler

Cell                         :  083 270 4815

Email                     :





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