The annual Noordhoek Open Gardens, presented by On the Verge in collaboration with Noordhoek Tourism, offers an invitation to meander through the gardens of private residences.

This year’s event, set for the weekend of 21 and 22 October, promises a peek into 20 gardens, each with its own personality and charm.

Visitors can look forward to an array of outdoor attractions, including bonsai-tending demonstrations, vegetable gardens, spaces designated for indigenous plants, meticulously manicured lawns, and intimate garden nooks.

Some gardens welcome visitors on both days of the event, while others will be open for just a single day.

Upon securing a ticket, attendees will be supplied with a comprehensive map and brochure that provide a brief about each homeowner and offer a glimpse of what awaits behind their gates. A single entry can also be purchased upon visiting each garden.

Collection details for these brochures will be provided by getting in touch via the contact details listed below.



About On the Verge

On the Verge champions the cause of community greening. Its goal is to enhance the beauty of Noordhoek by organising gardening initiatives in public spaces and along main roadways, particularly areas that homeowners overlook.

Apart from this green initiative, On the Verge is committed to ensuring job stability for its team, actively seeking additional opportunities for them in the valley.

The annual Noordhoek Open Gardens has consistently bolstered On the Verge’s ongoing community endeavours. It aids in maintaining the valley’s natural splendour while backing the invaluable contributions of those who tend to its gardens and green spaces.


  • Location: Noordhoek, Western Cape
  • Date: 21 and 22 October 2023
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Cost: R25 per garden | R150 day pass for all gardens | R250 weekend pass | Under 18’s free and pensioners receive discounts.
  • Contact: 072 574 6608 or visit


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Article compiled by Sarah du Toit for Cape Etc.

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