Hermanus Flower Festival

Fynbos 4 U

The gardens of Fernkloof Nature Reserve will come alive on the Heritage Day weekend from Saturday 21st to Tuesday 24th September when Hermanus Botanical Society celebrates our wonderful natural heritage with the Annual Flower Festival. The theme this year will be 'Fynbos 4 U' - A focus on the many ways in which Fynbos contributes to our lives and our sense of well-being.

The Festival is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. For only these 4 of the 365 days in the year, there will be an entrance fee to Fernkloof Nature Reserve:

Adults: R25
Children under 12 or in school uniform: Free
Senior Citizens on Monday 23 September: R10

Click on 'More Info' below to find out more about the programme of events for the Hermanus Flower Festival.

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Programme of Events

Exhibits in the Hall:

  • Stunning and inspiring arrangements of fynbos in bloom 
  • Display of named and labelled fynbos specimens in bloom in Spring
  • Very special exhibit by designer Leon Kluge on the SA entry to the Chelsea Flower Show
  • Photographic display of medicinal plants

Workshops in the Amphitheatre of the gardens:

  • Make yourself a Tussie Mussie
  • Make your own ‘Kokedama’ hanging garden
  • Thatching with Restios:  how the experts do it
  • Relax with Fiki’s massage

Talks and demos in the Market Hub on a variety of topics including:

  • Eco tourism in the Cape Floral Kingdom
  • Food for foraging:  Chris Erasmus from Foliage and Roushanna from Veld & Sea
  • Natural medicinal remedies from Dr Arien van der Merwe 
  • Painting with aloe sap by Tristan Woudberg
  • Harvesting fynbos sustainably
  • Christine Stevens shows how to work with herbs
  • Vertical gardens and house plants for sale

Some of the enticing things to purchase in the Market Hub: 

  • Environmentally themed books, products and fresh cut flowers from the ‘Botanical Society Market’
  • Willie Schlechter’s beautiful botanically illustrated fabrics
  • Simply Bee’s range of products 
  • Dandelite’s gorgeous cosmetic range
  • Purple Puppy’s laser artwork
  • Tantalising tasting of Fynbos gin products, natural cordials and fynbos teas

Other attractions:

  • Delicious teas and light lunches enjoyed with a glass of wine, craft beer or fynbos gin
  • Children’s craft corner to keep little hands busy and creative
  • Get close and interactive with Eagle Encounters’ raptors and owls
  • Understand local snakes with Hermanus’ own Corné Krige 
  • Buy indigenous plants on sale at greatly discounted prices
  • Take a chance on winning an amazing prize in the Raffle
  • Walk & Talk, exploring edible fynbos in the gardens with Lily from Grootbos Foundation


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