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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!

Fynbos and Food event!

And here is our stunning new poster for our Fynbos and Food Fair by the brilliantly talented Terri of Soult designs:

Dont miss out on this fun fynbossy event!!! Quick – go write it in your dairy now!

Fynbos and Food event on Family Day!

Our next event is happening next month on the 25th of April…on Family Day – the Easter Monday public holiday.

So from 10am – 4pm, bring your friends and family to enjoy the entertainment and special fun at the nursery.

This time we are incorporating more of a farmers market type vibe, with fresh and cooked food stalls. Examples of stalls you will find here on the day:

Freshly baked bread, baked goods, wheat free cakes, nuts, organic fruit and veg, organic berries and eggs, homemade ginger beer, crunchies, rusks, preserves and jams, herbs, savoury foods, recycled crafts, natural beauty products, art, and more.

For the kids there will be pony rides, facepainting, claywork, a jumping castle and a playground.

Musical talents entertaining us through the day will be Amy Tjasink followed by Greer Bell and Zaria. Lucky us, because they have voices from heaven!!!

A free Guided Fynbos Walk will be led at 11am and a talk on Small Fynbos Gardens will be happening at 1pm.

And of course….last but definitely not least – ALL the plants in the ENTIRE retail area will be on sale at less 20% on the marked price…. with many extra specials here and there.

Join us – it will be amazing! Stock up your kitchen, your garden and your belly 🙂 See you there!

***Poster created by Safia Stodel of Ilundi Designs***

Pics from December and happy holidays

Our Fynbos Summer Sale was fantastic:

A bustling retail and mouth-watering wheat-free tea garden treats…








There was a free guided fynbos walk and lots of amazing arts and crafts on sale…


The kiddiewinks were rather happy with the activities available…



















Other Fynbos fun included Fynbos Gardening talks, Fynbos food, music, new faces, lots of plant specials and of course, the stunning surroundings of the nursery. Remember that we have these events four times a year…hope to see you at the next one!!!

In the meantime, happy holidays and safe travels. Please note that the nursery will be closed on 24,25 and 26 of Dec as well as  Saturday – Dec the 31st and Sunday – Jan the 1st 2011 ….as much as we love having you – we need to have 5 selfish days of the year to have the nursery all to ourselves 🙂 will post pics in the next blog!

Happy New Year 2011 to you all!!!!!

Photos of Springtime

Hello Spring!

Bringing mixed weather – sunblock and beach sand in your hair mixed with rainy days by the fire and gale force winds bringing down shadehouses….welcome to Cape Point!

Here are some pics of what we have been up to this month:

Succulents ablaze


Our Annual King Protea in flower on the koppie

and Fushia Vygies                                                                                                                                         Oppie Koppie 🙂

Chickens and landscaping

Vegetables from the garden. We now only use garden veg and flowers for our salads. As one customer said this weekend: “Ooh, its like a garden on my plate!”

We constantly are being asked the super secret recipe for our carrot cake…

So watch this space  – I think I will have to share the simple delights fo how easy and “moisty” this carrot cake is to make on my next post.

In the meantime to whet your visual appetite: below are some chocolate truffle filled wheat-free chocolate cupcakes.

We are having quite a lot of kiddies parties at the nursery lately..there is a convenient open space behind the playground and the kids pretty much entertain themselves which is great.

Jay&Lotta’s Dreamweaver web chairs   are possibly The Most Comfy to lie in after chasing your three-year old around to get him to drink some water to counter-combat all the jellytots eaten off the gingerbreadmen…and of course for using as a climbing frame as demonstrated below 🙂

Spring into Fynbos Sale!!!!

Sorry about no posts in a very long while…the nursery team and myself were working like crazy to get everything just perfect for the sale. It was great!!!

We had horserides, a jumping castle, the playground, facepainting and fabric painting for the kids…

A talk on Permaculture by Omigodwhoisthat (Thats what most girls say when they first catch sight of him) and a Free guided Fynbos walk by Wowheknowshisstuff Rupert. Not related to the bear.

There were beautifull stalls with stunning wares displayed, mouth watering food stalls, the tea garden Fynbos Cakes stall and of course the nursery looked absolutely AMAZING.

A fantastic jazzy band set the atmosphere….

There was a beautiful wild flower display from our mountain and even some cut flowers on sale.

Treats on the Tea garden stall were colourfull and had a bit of Fynbos fusion going on in them….

Ohhhhhhh yum.

Bikes were popular with the cool kids…blue for boys and pink for girls!

Altogether is was a fantastic day full of fun, laughter and, of course, fynbos!!!!Fynbos jou lekker ding!!!!

Spring, champers and the awesome flowers

We have been having amazing weather…sun sun, blooming awesome flowers and the first snake of the season slithered past me. Shudder. I still get icicles down my spine if I see one. Actually to tell the truth I dropped everything I was carrying (a packet of empty tins..lotta noise there) and a girlish shriek just popped out my throat.

The tea garden was festive on Saturday with scrumtious goodies on sale:

From left to right…wheat-free chocolate cake drenched in wild mint syrup, rose cupcakes with lemony cream cheese filling followed swiftly (into my mouth) by Meringues filled with cream and topped with a fresh strawberry. Oh.

Oh yum.

But wait. Theres more….   Something for the savoury hearted….vegetable quiche with a tomato fan for show. Yummie.

Then we had a really, really lovely booking early one Saturday morning…the weather was purrrfect – no wind, happy sun and *IM REALLY SORRY* but I lost the piece of paper that had these wonderful people’s names on it…

Nevertheless one friendly couple bought their couple friends over for a surprise Anniversary champagne breakfast (their glasses and champers) ,,,they were even wearing masks so they had no clue where they were! Love it.

Here they are having The Best Time Ever:


Happy Anniversary!!!!