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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
All proceeds go to the Lions Club of Franschhoek in aid of Fleur de Lis, Home for the Aged.
LIST OF OPEN GARDENS
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 &
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
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.
10. FRANSCHHOEK MANOR
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
For further details or enquiries contact
Contact Person : Bradley Tyler
Cell : 083 270 4815
Email : email@example.com