Franschhoek Open Gardens
Franschhoek Lions Club, each year, selects from Franschhoeks most gorgeous gardens to open them to the public for a weekend. The festival, named Franschhoek Open Gardens, then exhibits 10 of their most spectacular gardens for our viewing pleasure, at the dawn of the South African Summer.
Gardens on show, vary from small, medium, and indigenous gardens to farm gardens and even famous wine estate gardens.
Tentative Date for 2011:
Saturday, 29 October 2011 to Sunday, 30 October 2011
From 09:00 to 17:00
Tickets are R100 per person, for a day pass
For enquiries, contact the office:
Or Fay Bentley on:
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets available via WebTickets online ( www.webtickets.co.za )
You will be pleased to find that you can also visit the fresh food market, and enjoy music in the beer or tea gardens.
While a variety of plants will be on sale, as well as the various workshops on both Saturday and Sunday.
About the Franschhoek area:
Laid out elegantly between the majestic mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands, lies the Franschhoek Valley.
The Franschhoek Valley - first settled by French Huguenot refugees in 1688, has become the gourmet capital of South Africa. And Franschhoeks award-winning wine estates, which surround the village, boast highly acclaimed international winemakers. Feel free to tantalise your taste buds with wine tastings overlooking the vineyards. This valley could aptly be named the food and wine heartland of the country.
Franschhoek restaurants offer hearty cuisine that ranges from gourmet to rustic thus being a pleasure to every palate.
The main street of this vibrant village, is always bustling. Lined with shops that tempt, arts, crafts and galleries.
Franschhoek also beckons the return-traveller, with accommodation so inviting and homely. Ranging from cosy Bed and Breakfasts and guesthouses that truly impress, to self-catering cottages, hotels and elite country lodges, there is a favourite destination for every taste and pocket……. and almost without exception, will create plans for several revisits, especially for the ever-so-romantic honeymoon.
Franschhoek Valley and its beautiful surrounds, offer many outdoor activities, such as nature walks, hiking, paragliding, horse-riding, cycling, golf and fly-fishing.
The museum van de Caab and the Chocolate Tour are also firm favourites for those traveling as a family unit.
All in all, you will find that memories of your visit will include the warmth of their hospitality, the stunningly breath-taking views, and cuisine worthy of applause.
, Sir Lowry's Pass
, Somerset West
, Bot River
, Gordon\'s Bay
, Kuils River
Nearby Points Of Interest:Huguenot Memorial Museum
, Franschhoek Bastille Festival
, Franschhoek Literary Festival
, The Franschhoek Motor Museum
, Grande Provence Estate
, Paradise Stables
, Haut Espoir Winery
, Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
, Lynx Wines Franschhoek
, 27 for Freedom Race
, Groot Drakenstein Prison
, Solms-Delta Wine Estate
, Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
, Klein Drakenstein
, Jonkershoek Nature Reserve