Located just over the road from Cape Point Nature Reserve, the fynbos experience at Good Hope nursery includes an indigenous retail nursery, an outdoor tea garden, a playground for children, fynbos walks, quarterly events, as well as landscaping and garden design. They also wholesale to other nurseries including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Table Mountain National Park.
Good Hope Nursery have over 1000 indigenous species on their data base, ranging from local fynbos to sub tropical trees, and the majority of these are grown at the nursery under harsh Cape Point weather conditions which ensures that they are resilient enough to grow in any garden.
Experience the Fynbos at Good Hope Nursery!
While you are visiting you can relax in their beautiful outdoor tea garden and wander up the quirky succulent footpath while your children play in the playground. There is even a sandpit for the tiny tots to amuse themselves in while mothers can enjoy a time-out in the fynbos surrounds with birdsong, and a creamy cappuccino accompanied by a slice of heavenly cake.
Guided Fynbos Walks:
The nursery offers pre-booked guided fynbos walks on weekdays from 9am to 4pm. There is an easy or a moderate walk along the fynbos mountain side, with breathtaking vistas of the Plateau Rd valley and the Atlantic Ocean. There are interesting fynbos facts for young and old as well as a fynbos picnic snack stop.
If you prefer to just meander around by yourself, the walk is accessible to visitors of the nursery in opening hours – just grab a map from the retail office and off you go exploring the indigenous mountainside!
Fynbos Spring Sale:
For the past three years running they have hosted events four times a year – the next one happening on Saturday the 26th of September 2009 – A Fynbos Spring Sale.
With exciting activities such as the Fynbos Walk, an arts and craft market, and the tea garden, this promises to be a day of fun for the whole family. If you want to relax and enjoy lunch or tea in the tranquil surroundings of the nursery, there will also be a host of children’s activities in the secure playground, such as puppet shows, face painting and a jumping castle.
To add value to your experience there will be a 20% discount on all plants in the nursery and expert gardening advice for your latest purchase. What’s more entrance to this entertaining and exciting event is free!
Directions: Good Hope Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65), 1.5m from Redhill Y-Junction.
Telephone: +27 (0)21 780-9299 or +27 (0)72 234-4804
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