The inaugural Garden Week is born in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Garden Week will include various activities and events, such as horticultural tours, restaurants experiences and music. A very excint event which will leads us in the nature, with all its shades.
Marketing manager Elmarie Rabe talked about the event, saying: "South Africa's favorite city of oaks, Stellenbosch, is pulling out all the stops for gardeners and lovers of the great outdoors in a new, week-long festival that will transform its streets and surrounding countryside.
The time is perfect as it is not only the beginning of spring and most gardens are looking fresh and bright, we also felt it would be beneficial to our communities, guests and visitors if we could host something that will bring hope, joy and inspiration at this time.
The interest from the public and locals alike has been phenomenal and we are putting together a 10-day program with talks, tours, workshops, and plant and flower inspired dining experiences.
Stellenbosch Garden Week takes us into nature
Stellenbosch has extensive outdoors with developed mountain biking and hiking trails crisscrossing the vine covered hills and mountains, award winning wine region and oldest wine route in South Africa.
It is also a culinary capital with dining offerings to suit all budgets and tastes and a solid art and culture scene. We expect visitors to stay over in hotels and guest houses, eat at our restaurants, visit wine farms, and spend money locally, positively impacting the entire value chain.
We have been very mindful and deliberate to involve all tourism stakeholders in and around Stellenbosch, including those of the communities of Kayamandi, Ida’s Valley, Kylemore and Pniël. " Among the various highlights of the event, the first-ever Stellenbosch Winelands experience featuring South Africa's first Michelin star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen should be remembered.
This first edition of the Stellenbosch Garden Week will run from30 September to 10 October 2021. You can find further information visiting the Garden Week Stellenbosch https://www.visitstellenbosch.org/