Sat 26 Oct – Sun 27 Oct
Sat 2 Nov – Sun 3 Nov • 10am to 5pm
We are currently updating (and restructuring) the site with new information for 2019 and will be making frequent changes and corrections over the next week or two.
The 2019 dates will be
QUICK LINKS TO GARDENS
Abbreviations used :
W = Wheelchair friendly
PW= Partly Wheelchair friendly
In 2019 there will be 8 open gardens in the Elgin and Bot River districts over two weekends. These 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.
This is the 17th year of the Elgin Open Gardens scheme. So far the winter rains have filled most of our smaller dams, and with our heavier, cooler, wetter soils we think we have survived the drought better than most. We continue to be vigilant in not wasting water, and many of us have adapted our plantings for a drier future. Luckily our present and past farmers had the foresight to build dams to secure their futures, and we are grateful to them for that, and these enable us to grow a wider range of plants than most for our pleasure and your enjoyment.