Private home gardens will open to visitors on Friday, 21 October and 28 October, and Saturday, 22 October and 29 October. Visitors are advised to check the programme to see which gardens are open when. An entrance fee of R20 per garden will be charged. Alternatively, a weekend passport may be purchased that gives access to all the gardens for a once-off fee of R200.
Some private gardens will be the subject of a new competition. The municipality’s inaugural Mayoral Garden Competition will showcase gardens in new housing and community developments. Five new housing areas were identified to be considered: Mandela City, Klapmuts; Hillside, Ida’s Valley; Watergang, Kayamandi; Jamestown and LaMotte, Franschhoek.
Famous gardens of the region have naturally been dressed up to show their best during the event, including Old Nectar, Babylonstoren, Hawksmoor, Schoongezicht at Rustenberg, and Aspidistra at Bonne Esperance. Check the programme for respective opening times.
WEEKEND PASS: R200. Access to all listed Private / Home Gardens. Valid for one weekend only. 2 options: 21 & 22 October AND 28 & 29 October
COMBO TICKET: R250 (25 – 30 October). Includes multiday entries to KAMERS/Makers (25 – 30 October), and a weekend pass for Private/Home Gardens (28 & 29 October)