Stellenbosch opens for Garden Town 2022

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Stellenbosch invites you to Garden Town 2022: a spectacle of art, gastronomy and the outdoors!

The idyllic town is set for a 10-day event that will cater to diverse interests. Garden Town 2022 will take place October 20-30 and this spectacular event will showcase the region’s best food, wine, arts and outdoor activities.

Walk and dinner at sunset in Glenelly. Picture: Provided.

See the oak-lined avenues of Stellenbosch decorated with colorful flowers, bouquets and upcycled installations.

The event was organized by the city’s tourism stakeholders and will feature botanical gardens, museums and other well-known places. These include the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, Rupert Museum, Quoin Rock, Ernst van Jaarsveld, Lanzerac and Babylonstoren.


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Garden Town 2022 has organized a selection of activities. Expect horticultural tours, floristry, hikes and demonstrations by garden specialists.

Guided tour of pruners in Speyer. Picture: Provided.

Learn about do-it-yourself vegetable gardening, wreath making, floral design and more.

Composting workshop in Spier. Picture: Provided.

Garden Town 2022 will kick off with a grand flower parade. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on October 20. Put on a wreath and join the procession – everyone is invited.

A Garden Soiree will follow the parade. It will be a floral take on the city’s summer wine tasting pop-ups. It happens from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the newly landscaped Voorgelegen Gardens.

The program is filled with workshops, lectures and visits. The schedule includes, but is not limited to:

Richard Williams’ Chrysanthemum Workshop

  • Date: October 22
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Location: Pniel Museum and tea garden | River Street, Pniel
  • Book now: Chrysanthemum workshop

Samantha Dormehl’s plant-based cooking workshop

  • Date: October 22, 23, 29 and 30
  • Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Volksrust Farm | Rustenberg Road, Ida Valley
  • Book now: Vegetable cooking workshop

Honey Sensory Analysis and Natasha Lyon’s Honey Tasting Experience

  • Date: October 20
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Location: Rupert Museum | Road to Stellentia
  • Book now: Honey tasting workshop

Presentation by Dr. Caren Hauptfleisch on herbs and their uses

  • Date: October 26
  • Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Stellenbosch Museum – Grosvenor House Garden | 12 Drostdy Street.
  • Book now: Herbal maintenance

To view the full list of activities and their relevant details: Garden Town 2022 program.

KBITTERS/Manufacturers

This year, Garden Town Stellenbosch is collaborating with KAMERS/Makers. KAMERS will be hosted at the Blaauwklippen wine estate from October 25 to 30.

The following offer is available:

  • A combined ticket that gives access to KAMERS and the allotment gardens.
  • Buy the combined ticket here.

Details of the garden city:

  • Date: October 20 to 30, 2022
  • Contact: 021 886 4310 | www.gardentown.visitstellenbosch.org
  • Tickets for events: Directory of garden cities

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