Tag: spring

The Secret Garden Feast – menu

The Secret Garden Feast is almost upon us….this Sunday at 4pm at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, a unique outdoor dining experience not to be missed. All the details are in our last post.

The MENU is below to maybe tempt those that have not yet booked. Please remember that the menu is subject to change depending on the availability and freshness of ingredients…and if we find something super delicious we will simply have to add it onto the menu! …..****drumroll****


On Arrival
Glass of wild Jasmine fruit punch
Nasturtium flowers stuffed with soft wild herb cheese

Seaweed soup
Cape Point Bakery’s Artisan breads
Good Graze’s Banting seed crackers
3 flavoured butters – Mustard and wild garlic. Wild Atlantic Nori and sea salt. Cardamom and pepper
O LivreGourmand’s homemade yogurt cheese drizzled with wild herbs and olive oil
Selection of vegetable crudites
Beetroot hummus

Chef Phill’s Kelp Lasagne
Cure Deli’s ethically reared beef mince or veg and brown lentils
Garden salads with edible flowers
Wholewheat couscous and seaweed salad

Fynbos honey, lemon Pelargonium and cinnamon ice cream
Chocolate truffles
Rooibos Chai tea

To Drink
Franz’s amazing Buchu ale
Organic red wine

For a sneak peak at our band, click HERE to watch a clip of Ottoman Slap who will be entertaining us in true Gypsy fusion style.

Its so deliciously exciting! Dont miss out, there are a few seats left – to book email roushanna@hotmail.com

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

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

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!!!!!

Spring Sale!

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 fynbosplants@xsinet.co.za for more info.

Visit us on our Facebook page

Hope to see you there!!!

Pelargonium in Spring

Spring flowers

Due to our highly unreliable internet connection (mainly due to living out here in the sticks) I have not posted anything for a while…but so much has been happening – especially in the gardens! Here are a few pics for you to catch up on whats been going on….

With all those beautiful bright colours in the garden, now I get why fashion takes on neons and pastels in the spring…they must surely be inspired by nature!


Hope this inspired you too!