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Welcome to East Griqualand!

Nestled amongst farm land and green hills are 18 of East Griqualand’s most varied, interesting and intriguing gardens. From large sweeping lawns and colour-coded beds, the graceful tumble of arched roses to lush patches of veggies, stately old old oaks and others trees alongside fruit espaliered, this region around Kokstad, Swartberg, and Cedarville is sure to delight you! Art displays, rose nurseries, music, and various food and craft markets add their own extra charm to these tranquil gardens. And yet, this festival showcases more than landscaped and natural beauty; it celebrates country life. Come and experience the warmth of locals and down-to-earth farmers who make the rugged hillsides,scenic valleys and fertile fields of East Griqualand truly memorable.

Join us and discover this beautiful part of South Africa. The festival starts on Friday the 26 October 8am.

m and there is  a lot going on. Take the time and perhaps a coffee, from Monday the 22th to chat to the ladies at Simply Wellness on 123 Main street to help you plan your weekend. Your entry ticket of R80 gets you into all the gardens and includes a free brochure. This year you will be able to pay with zapper and get R10 off your Open Garden ticket or purchase your tickets ahead of time at i-ticket.co.za!

 A Big THANK YOU to all our sponsors who help make this event possible!