Saturday the 13th of Feb 10am – 4pm
Join us for a day of indigenous plants, second-hand clothing and delicious food.
Nestled amongst the Fynbos in Cape Point, the Good Hope Gardens Nursery is the perfect venue for family and friends to enjoy a home-made treat and a discount on plants and clothes at this unique pop-up event.
FOOD – Fresh and Botanical is the theme of the day with floral foods, organic veg and wild edible ingredients harvested in and around the nursery. Veld+Sea will be creating a mouthwatering menu with sweet and savory seasonal delights, an array of Fynbos flavoured teas picked from the Veldkos garden as well as regular teas and fresh, strong coffee. Parusha Naidoo will be joining us with a selection of her super delicious vegan treats.
PLANTS – There will be a beautiful array of plants on sale in the retail and a crazy 20% sale off all plants! The nursery specializes in Indigenous plants and has a fantastic selection of Indigenous and Fynbos plants. They grow beautiful, hardy plants and trees specifically designed by nature to flourish in local climate conditions. Take advantage of the specials on offer at this even and green up your garden or balcony with these water wise plants
Aeren Fortune will have a rail of good quality, pre-loved ladies clothing from Ireland in a selection of gorgeous fabrics – silk, wool, etc. Treat yourself to some beautiful bargains!
The tea garden will have outdoor seating, so we suggest bringing a wrap if the wind is up or get some tea time treats as a takeaway if it starts to rain.
There is a fun playground for kiddies to enjoy, a succulent koppie to meander up and a 30 min Fynbos walk for the adventurous. Dogs on leads please as there are free range animals around!
Please contact email@example.com for any questions you might have or visit the Facebook event page for updates and info.
On our last Fynbos Forage – Forage Harvest Feast – we welcomed the winner of our last Facebook competition, Nic Leighton and his partner Gabby Holmes.
Luckily for us, it turned out that they are both highly talented photographers and arrived for the forage armed with cameras and a passion for foraging and food – a great combination!
A huge Thank You to Gabby was kind enough to share some of the beautiful shots she took on the day, capturing each moment so that you can almost smell the fragrance through her photos.
For those wanting to join us on one of these courses, we only have four left for the season with the first two upcoming forages already fully booked – so hurry and save yourself a spot soon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to have you join us in our Foraging and Feasting!
Cape Snow has fallen at the bottom of the nursery…
We will have a white Christmas at Cape Point!
Syncarpha vestita is part of the daisy family. It has grey wooly stems and leaves and a white paper like flower commonly known as “everlastings”. They open their pretty shiny flower heads in the sun and close them in the cold or night. If you sit close to a bush and close your eyes, the rustling papery sound will transport you to another world of forests and seas.
Some stunning shots taken by Sitaara Stodel in 2011:
This beautiful poem by Eva Van Belle will bring this shrublet to life for you…
Poem by Eva Van Belle
No, not here. Never here,
but sibilant silence thought
by thousands and thousands,
thousands and thousands
of papery petals rustling
in the morning wind,
paperwhite petals shining
the early sunlight
back to wide-open sky.
26 November 2011
Last Saturday we had another fantastic Forage Harvest and Feast!
Here of some beautiful photos taken by Werner Deblitz…scroll down and let your imagination take over…
That was one of the last Forage Harvest and Feast courses of the season until Winter,
but we will be going on Seaweed forages in Summer to tide us over until then.
Hope you can join us!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go on a guided Indigenous edibles walk entitled “Fynbos flavours – a culinary adventure”at Kirstenbosch led by Di Thomson. You can find more of their exciting events here.
Kirstenbosch was really showing off that day, everything was crystal clear on the first warm sunny day in Spring
Here are just a few of the incredible edibles we saw:
Spekboom – what a magnificent specimen!
Our delicious local wild mint – Mentha longifolia
Carissa! The num num berry bush
The sweet-smelling Honeybush or Cyclopia genistoides
Wild rosemary – Eriocephalus africanus
Bruin Salie or Salvia africana-lutea one of our local Sage plants
And the cherry on top was a taste session afterwards! With amazing local indigenous products and sweet and savory shortbread baked by Di herself.
Thank you Di for your lovely talk and the best shortcake ever ❤
In the school holidays we had two lovely kids forage mornings – focusing on edible flowers and wild herbs which we collected from the gardens and used to make and eat in scones. You can see here what we got up to!
The next Kids Forage morning includes making and eating PIZZA with foraged and harvested wild herbs, organic veg and edible flowers with fynbos iced tea. And of course meeting the farm animals, playing in the playground and nature drawings.
These will be held on
Saturday the 2nd of November R150
Saturday the 9th of November R150
and more in the Christmas school holidays.
Our next half day Forage Harvest and Feast course dates for adults –
Saturday the 19th of October R250
Sunday the 27th of October R250
In November we will also be organizing a seaweed course. Dates to be confirmed.
Info on the guides
Info on the course:
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Last week we had two brilliant Kids Forage mornings.
Just do the math:
Kids + school holidays + baskets + edible flowers & wild herbs + farm animals + an awesome playground + baking + paper + crayons
= A bunch of happy kids, floral & wild herb scones with lashings of jam and cream, fynbos iced tea, art, shrieks of laughter, new friends, plant knowledge, full tummies and
a Wild Fun Time!
Check it out:
Daring each other to eat the Spekboom leaves
Tasting Borage flowers
Discussing the merits of foraged wild edibles versus harvested crops. Or how mushy the mud is.
Peppermint Pelargonium …”It tastes like bubblegum!”
Meeting Bella the pig
Just kidding around
Washing the flowers and wild herbs
Then spinning them dry
Making the scones
Quality control tasting
Having fun in the playground
Scones are ready!
And such creative artists!
Thank you to all the lovely children and their wonderful parents for bringing them for the fun filled morning.
Next time we will be making pizza!
Hope to see all those who who could not make it at one of the next Kids Forage Mornings.