Sat 27 Oct – Sun 28 Oct


Sat 3 Nov – Sun 4 Nov • 10am to 5pm



All details for 2018 will be available by mid-August 2018. 

Please note everything currently on this site applies to 2017. 

In 2018 we expect there will be 18-20 open gardens in the Elgin and Bot River districts over two weekends. These range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old), to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings, all in a setting of great natural beauty an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

  • Full details with a map are in a free leaflet downloadable here. The leaflet itself can also be picked up at any major Western Cape nursery from early September on. On the Open Days, they will always be available in the  Elgin area at Sithanda Nursery, Peregrine Farm Stall and the Orchard Farm Stall.
  • Other events in the district include various art exhibitions, such as the Elgin Artists’ Group at Glenbrae, and Bert Touwen  at Lavenham. There are also greenhouse tours at Oak Valley.



This is the 16th year of the Elgin Open Gardens scheme. Here in the uplands of the Western Cape, we pride ourselves on the range of plants we can grow in the heavier soils of this cooler and wetter area, in a part of the country also renowned for its fynbos, its fruit and wines, and its nurseries.

Most gardens do not allow dogs. Please ask the owner’s permission
before you bring yours.

All gardens are giving a proportion of their takings to charities
of their choice

Email: info@elginopengardens.co.za
Barbara Knox-Shaw: 021 844 0154 / 078 021 2101
Jessie Walton: 083 458 3790