Cape Open Gardens

Get out and about! Enjoy these wonderful Spring Open Gardens!

The Helderberg Hospice Open Gardens – 10/11 October 2020
A variety of gardens are open in the Helderberg area (Somerset West) to raise funds towards their specialized service of care to all in the Helderberg basin facing the challenge of a life-threatening illness.

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden – by appointment only this summer season.
The Sculpture Garden borders the manicured suburbs of Stellenbosch and a rugged mountain wilderness where leopard still roam. More than 60 sculptures constituting a comprehensive record of Dylans artistic development thus far have been carefully sited along 4 km of paths.

Noordhoek Open Gardens – 17/18 October 2020
Organised by Noordhoek Tourism (near Cape Town) and the On the Verge community project. Different categories of gardens will be on show; large gardens, medium Gardens, indigenous gardens and food gardens.

Rustenberg Manor House Open Garden – Fri 30 Oct – Sun 1 November 2020
Only open once a year, for the Rustenberg Open Garden (Stellenbosch), this garden is a sublime mixture of English-style plantings and structured elegance.

Elgin Open Gardens – 31 Oct/1 Nov & 7/8 November 2020
Open gardens in the Elgin, Vyeboom and Bot River districts over two weekends. They range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old), to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings, all in a setting of great natural beauty an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

Old Nectar Open Gardens – 6-8 November 2020
Visit the iconic gardens of Old Nectar (Stellenbosch), created by the renowned Una van der Spuy over a period of 70 years. The gardens extend over 4 hectares with 16 individual garden areas to explore. Bring your own picnic basket; make a day of it and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Acara Guest Cottages Open Garden – Sat 14 November 2020
An English country style garden with views of the magnificent Helderberg Mountains and vineyards. Set in the valley with Willow trees, rose garden, rolling lawns, themed areas, a small veggie patch/herb garden, and plenty of places to sit, relax and reflect.