Summer is here!
And its competition time….
Join our Facebook competition and stand a chance to win an ILUNDI signature sling
2 x tickets for a Coastal Forage with us!
Click HERE to enter.
Smokey wood fires. Hearty stews. Gum boots. The sound of rain on the roof. Icy wind that takes your breath away. Fynbos foraging.
So many wild winter greens are popping up. You can practically hear the plants growing after all the rain. It’s also time for our Forage Harvest and Feast courses to start again.
Take a look at some photos from last year..
We will be confirming course dates soon and hope to be starting at the end of July.
If you are wondering what our local wild flavours taste like and would like to hear more about Indigenous edibles, join us at the next Food Dialogue series presented by Oranjezicht City Farm at entitled “Explore Local Food: Think Indigenous” where we will be catering. Arrive hungry for knowledge and with an appetite to match.
We are also running a competition on our Facebook page where you can win two tickets to any one of our Fynbos Forage courses this year. Click here to enter.
If you would like to add your name to the Forage Harvest and Feast mailing list to be notified of any upcoming foraging courses – please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep warm and enjoy the rain.
On the 14th of September we had a fantastic Spring Sale here at the nursery. The weather really behaved for us and the nursery was looking beautiful.
Roxi and Skyla Hoets-Turner won the most creative junior indigenous garden and won a
Playground Party Venue voucher for 3hours valued at R750 from Good Hope Gardens Nursery
and a cute Dreamweavers kids wooden chair.
The winners for the Online photo entry – plant photo entitled “Indigenous beauty” could unfortunately not make it, but the winners were
Eva van Belle won first place – an Ilundi hand stitched leather I-pad case valued at R450
and Rayne Eaton in Second place – winning a R250 meal voucher from Decks restaurant in Kommetjie
The most creative small space indigenous garden winners were
Rosemary Barker in first place – who won a meal voucher from The Annex for a two course meal for two people
Mrs E van der Vyver in second place – winning a GHGN 1hour Guided Fynbos Walk for four people, valued at R350
Third place went to Greg Nicolson who won a R200 Good Hope Gardens Nursery voucher but he was in Madagascar at the time of the prize giving.
Most diverse large indigenous garden winners were:
First place – a Garden clean-up from Good Hope Gardens Landscaping, valued at R1000 was won by Susan Thirion
Allison James won second place winning this lovely 1.5m long latte bench from The Pole Yard valued at R550
And Juliette de Combes came in third place winning a R250 meal voucher for The Meeting Place in Simonstown
The rest of the day was filled with Flowers, Fynbos and Fun….
A fun day for all! A huge hanks to all our prize sponsors and to all those who came and supported us. Lets do it again next year!
Our annual Spring Sale will be happening on Saturday the 14th of September from 10am – 4pm. Don’t miss out!
What you can expect:
Plant sale: Spruce up your gardens this Spring with Fynbos, Indigenous, edible, medicinal, non-indigenous, herbs, succulents plants and more. ALL the plants in the retail will be discounted at less 15%!
Fynbos walks: Go exploring along the fynbos walks on the Klaasjagersberg mountain path.
Food: Enjoy a snack, relax in the shady seating or grab takeaway – delicious samoosas, dahl and rice, curry, hot chips, bakes and refreshments.
Kid’s fun: Kids will love the playground, farm animals and face painting.
Indigenous Spring Garden Competition: Prize-giving will be held at 11am
Car boot sale: Come and find some bargains – one mans junk is another mans treasure!
So pencil it in your diary, tap it into your blackberry or stick a note on your forehead. Grab your friends and their neighbors, your family and that Facebook friend you never see in real life and join us for a day of Fynbos Fun!
Email us on email@example.com for more info.
Visit us on our Facebook page
Hope to see you there!!!
Prizes prizes prizes
What a happy word
Look how much happiness is below in all these fantastic prizes. A massive thanks to all our generous sponsors!!!!!
Good Hope Gardens Nursery Indigenous Spring Garden Competition PRIZES:
Most creative small space indigenous garden:
First place – Annex meal voucher for a two course meal for two people
Second place – 1hour Guided Fynbos Walk for four people, valued at R350
Third place – R200 Good Hope Gardens Nursery voucher
Most diverse large indigenous garden:
First place – 3hour Garden Clean-up from Good Hope Gardens Landscaping, valued at R1000
Second place – 1.5m long latte bench from The Pole Yard valued at R550
Third place – R250 meal voucher for The Meeting Place in Simonstown
Most creative junior indigenous garden:
First place – Playground Party Venue voucher for 3hours valued at R750 from Good Hope Gardens Nursery
Second place – Dreamweavers kids wooden chair
Online photo entry – plant photo entitled “Indigenous beauty”
First place – Ilundi hand stitched leather I-pad case valued at R450
Second place – R250 meal voucher from Decks restaurant in Kommetjie
Online junior photo entry – plant photo entitled “Indigenous is fun” taken by photographer under 16 year old
First place – R150 voucher from La Chatelaine
Second place – R100 gift voucher from Good Hope Gardens Nursery
Such fantastic prizes, all of them!
Its FREE and EASY to enter….so get digging and snapping to win!
Good Hope Gardens Nursery’s
INDIGENOUS SPRING GARDEN COMPETITION!
Promoting biodiversity through indigenous planting in our South Peninsula gardens
Good Hope Gardens Nursery is launching an exciting gardening competition running from the 1st of June 2013 until the 1st of September 2013. Judging criteria for the competition include indigenous plant choice suited to your specific area, water-wise gardening methods and creative and functional design.
Download and complete the entry form for the gardening entries on the links below and submit it with maximum of three jpg images of your garden to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than the 1st of September 2013. No late entries will be accepted.
A judging panel will select 3 finalists in each gardening category to be visited and judged on the above criteria. Judges decisions will be final.
The photo entries can be posted onto the facebook competition page and the photo in each category with the most “likes” will be the winners. Or just send in your photo in a jpg format to email@example.com with your contact details and category and we will post them on the page for you.
The winners in all categories will be announced at the prize giving on the 14th of September 2013 at Good Hope Gardens Nursery.
The competition is open to all residents of the South Peninsula. This includes all areas south of and including Noordhoek and Muizenberg.
Fantastic prizes to be won!!!! Watch this space and our facebook page for updates on all the great prizes you stand a chance to win.
FOR ENTRY FORMS please download here: GHGN Indigenous Spring Garden Competition entry form
Or come down to Good Hope Gardens Nursery and get a hardcopy from the office.
Happy gardening and good luck!