Tag: Retail

Summer photos

Here are some more excellent photos taken by our multi-talented nursery manager Werner Deblitz. He has managed to capture some great shots in and around the nursery this summer…

Good Hope Gardens NurseryWelcome!

Good Hope Gardens NurseryDipogons in training

Good Hope Gardens NurseryBeautiful geometric patterns of a delicate grass

Good Hope Gardens NurseryEverlastings – a host of tiny whispering suns

Good Hope Gardens NurseryIrrigation. Summer garden’s dependence.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryThis is an amazing shot, my personal favorite – a bee in flight.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryRestios – stunning texture and colour. Who would not want this in their garden?

Good Hope Gardens NurseryCuttings.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryThe infants.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryA section of the growing nursery. Kindergarten.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryOutdoor retail. Shady and calm.

Good Hope Gardens NurseryThanks for coming, travel safe and happy holidays!

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Spring Sale and the Indigenous Spring Garden Competition winners

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.

Spring fynbos displayWe had the Indigenous Spring Garden Competition prize-giving in the court yard…

Kids category winnersEli Amery won the online junior photo entry – plant photo entitled “Indigenous is fun” and won a
R150 voucher from La Chatelaine
and a R100 gift voucher from Good Hope Gardens Nursery
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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

Rosemary Barker
Mrs E van der Vyver in second place – winning a GHGN 1hour Guided Fynbos Walk for four people, valued at R350Mrs E van der Vyver
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
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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

Susan Thirion
Allison James won second place winning this lovely 1.5m long latte bench from The Pole Yard valued at R550

The Pole Yard bench
And Juliette de Combes came in third place  winning a R250 meal voucher for The Meeting Place in Simonstown

Juliette de Combes

The rest of the day was filled with Flowers, Fynbos and Fun….

RetailTaking advantage of the wide selection of indigenous plants all on sale in the retail.

Ismail Smiths curryDelicious food!

Shady seatingHaving fun in the shady seating area.

Car boot saleLooking for bargains at the car boot sale.

Lemon Tart and cappuccinoThe most amazing lemon tart and cappuccino by Jaaqui

PlaygroundRelaxing in the playground.

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!

CliviaHappy Spring everyone!!!!!

Winter photo haikus

For a change in rhythm, I decided to describe these winter photos of the nursery in Haiku form. They are not very good, possibly a bit cheesy, but I definitely had fun writing them!

Here are some haikus about nature. This blog has a new haiku every day. This one shows kids how to write haikus. And these are a few funny haikus.

Give it a go – its relaxing and fun and a perfect thing to do in your garden with a cup of tea on a sunny Sunday morning.

Let the sun shine down

on Knippophia praecox

glowing and greeting.

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Aloe aloe kids

wooden park with swings and things

climb and laugh and play

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A bird made of rust

in a nest of succulents

outside the office.

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A. ciliaris

in flower as a mauve star

so good in my tea

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Walk in and see us

Fall in love with our colours

dancing in the breeze

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Pathways to lead you

through inspiration and dreams

your garden design.

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Cool shady seating

a picnic in the shadows

rest your weary feet

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House under mountains

nurturing baby seedlings

till we can sell them

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Succulent koppie

kom kuier in this bathroom

don’t forget to flush

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Three white goats looking

don’t climb into my garden

but thanks for your milk

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The Aloe ferox

so medicinally great

garden pharmacy

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Happy planting from

Good Hope Gardens Nursery

hope to see you soon

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Balmy days and cool crisp nights

Now that I have posted about the nip in the air….it has of course turned into an Indian Summer….the past few days have been *bliss* here with balmy hot windless days and cool crisp mornings and evenings. Ericas are in flower all over the mountainside and planning for propagating Spring flowering plants is underway.

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Syncarpha in tiny flower…..delicate papery pink beauties.

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Coastal tree area in the retail. You can tell its Autumn from the leaves on the tree!

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Pelargonium reniforme. Its second name means “kidney-shaped” in Latin which is what the leaves are shaped like. Its bitter-tasting root has many medicinal properties.

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Agapanthus seed head. We get excited about seed heads. Generally.

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 Superboy with awesome Aloe afro.

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Child of the Non-GMO corn.

Enjoy the sun, go for a mountain walk and come visit us soon!

Photos from our Fynbos and Food Fair event

This year has already started, so much has happened and so many blog posts to update!!!

Lets start with our last event in December 2012 – here are some moments captured from the Food and Fynbos Fair:

Retail display at Good Hope Gardens NurserySurf art in the courtyardEnjoying waffles at the fairIndigenous christmas wreathIndigenous foodstuffs by Making KosFestive retail officePony ridesStall holder near the playgroundJimbo - our famous world cyclist! Music entertainmentRelaxing in the playground

Thank you to all who came and enjoyed the wonderful day with us!

Upcoming event – Fynbos and Food Fair 2012

The time is rolling around again for our next event at the Nursery. Its our Summer event which is always fun and festive and this time the focus is on indigenous trees and food, food food! ..details as follows…

There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than at the annual Good Hope Gardens Nursery’s Food and Fynbos Fair. Set in the Cape Floral Kingdom’s peninsula heartland, there will be an array of fun for the whole family. From fun for kids – a jumping castle, face painting,
pony rides and playground – to fynbos walks, fynbos food, fynbos products, lots of delicious food stalls, an intriguing succulent footpath and discounted plants from one of the finest fynbos collections to be found anywhere. Green up your Christmas this year by buying a discounted indigenous tree to decorate. The fair happens at Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65) en route to Cape Point on Saturday the 15 Dec from 10am – 4pm.

Visit our facebook page for the latest news on the event!

Spring into Fynbos event

Our Spring into Fynbos was a great success, even with a bit of drizzle everyone had smiles on their faces and (by now) plants in their gardens!

A beautiful display of succulents in pots and cut flowers in the retail.

Browsing through the stalls.

Enjoying refreshments.

Wandering around the retail plants

Having a fun pony ride!

Delicious food stalls.

Thank you to all who supported – it was a brilliant day!