While most of South Africa is a summer rainfall area, Cape Town enjoys its showers in the wintertime. Although these can sometimes put a damper on outdoor fun, there are still plenty of things to keep you busy in Cape Town whatever the weather.

It’s also a time of new growth and beauty in the Mother City. Make the most of it with these Cape Town garden events.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

This is the premier venue in the Mother City for lovers of all things floral. The garden boasts wonderful displays of both exotic and indigenous specimens. When you’re done strolling through these green spaces, you can enjoy tea or a meal at one of the onsite restaurants. 

Kirstenbosch hosts regular events, so keep tabs on the SANBI website for updates.

Green Point Urban Park

Located alongside the Cape Town Stadium, this city playground is one of Cape Town’s many public parks, and has something for everyone. Sports lovers can cycle or try out the gym and walking paths, children love the playground, while nature lovers enjoy admiring the lakes and indigenous plants.

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Perfectly placed between the manicured suburbs of Stellenbosch and wild mountain wilderness, this is the place where art and nature meet.

Make an appointment to enjoy the beauty of both during your trip to Cape Town.

Eat in an Enchanted Garden

The Heritage is a restaurant and events venue based in an 1820s Heritage building boasting welcoming interiors and a picturesque garden setting. You can enjoy your meal in a landscaped alcove, under the Bedouin tent, alongside a gushing fountain, or overlooking the herb and vegetable garden.

Find Your Happy Place in Cape Town

With so much lush abundance to choose from in Cape Town, you can celebrate Garden Meditation Day in fine style on 3rd May, or any day you please. This international day of reflection celebrates the way gardens can refresh soul and spirit.

Don’t Miss Cape Town’s Garden Events This May

If you’re in search of the best botanical attractions this May in Cape Town, you need a home base to start your explorations. Get in touch to book your centrally located, self-catering Cape Town accommodation or browse our news page for ideas on things to see and do in the city.

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