Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival

Franschhoek is in full bloom, and gardening fanatics and nature lovers alike are flocking into the valley for their share in this year’s yield.

Variety is the main attraction of the Franschhoek Open Garden festival. We offer gardens that range from small village gardens to beautiful large farm gardens. Every year we try to bring you new and exciting gardens. This year we have ten gardens on show; four new gardens, two that have only been on once before and 4 favourites that have been on the show before.

Other attractions include the ‘Garden in a Pot’ competition and teas and wine tasting in some of the gardens.
Dates …25th, 26th and 27th October 2019.

Tickets are R200 per person to see all the gardens for the whole weekend and they will be available at La Motte Wine Estate and the NG Church Hall in the Main street in Franschhoek.

For further information please email us.
Contact Franschhoek Tourism on 021 876 2861 for information regarding accommodation. Restaurants and other Franschhoek activities.

As an added bonus, this year our show coincides with Art Franschhoek, so there will be much to see and do in our town over the weekend.

Many thanks to all our garden owners, supporters, and sponsors.

Fundraiser for Lions Club Franschhoek:
All proceeds in aid of Fleur de Lis Home for the Aged
Supported by the Lions Club of Franschhoek

Sponsored by: Fine & Country Franschhoek, La Motte.



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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861