12 Gardens in and around the Helderberg will be open to the public on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November, 09h00 to 16h00, to benefit Helderberg Hospice. Our focus this year is on water wise, indigenous gardens and the Open Gardens will feature an array of innovative ways that garden owners are making use of to cope with the drought. Those visiting at least ten gardens at the weekend will receive a Benbel Home and Garden voucher worth R80, and also stand a chance to win a R500 gift voucher from Benbel.
Early bird tickets can be purchased from Helderberg Hospice, 21 Old Stellenbosch Rd, Somerset West, or the Helderberg Hospice shops (Somerset West Main Shop @ 139A Main Road, Somerset West, Somerset West Shop @ 139B Main Road, Somerset West, or the Strand Shop Opposite Pick ‘n Pay, Panorama Building, Strand). R80 gives you access to all 12 gardens. For security purposes, the addresses of the private open gardens as well as the accompanying map will only be available from Friday, 3 November 2017.
We recommend that you plan as follows:
Friday 3 November, 09h00 to 16h00
The Helderberg Hospice garden will be open to the public on Friday 3 November, 09h00 to 16h00 to Sunday 5 November, 09h00 to 16h00. Come and buy your ticket, which includes a list and short description of each garden, as well as a map. Tour our lovely garden then relax with some tea and treats whilst you plan your route for Saturday and Sunday. You can also browse our interesting tables – there will be plants for sale, various stalls, gardening books, and lots more.
Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November, 09h00 to 16h00
If you managed to get your ticket on Friday 3 November, set out early to visit the private open gardens. If you still need to get your ticket, then first come to the Helderberg Hospice garden to buy your ticket, which includes a list and short description of each garden, as well as a map.
Some of the gardens will be offering tea and eats, or make a stop at our recommended tea and lunch stop. There is food for the soul in all the gardens; come and relish the beauty of the gardens that grow in the shadow of the Helderberg, drink in the views and be revived by the peace of a place shared by others who care, not only for their plants, but also for the patients of Helderberg Hospice.