Napier’s Open Gardens

Surrounded by protea farms and rare renosterveld conservation areas, the village of Napier springs to life at this time of year.

We have two plant nurseries and a number of exceptionally gifted gardeners who call this place home. So to welcome in the new season we are proud to announce an Open Gardens Competition, which also boasts a children’s category!


Get Creative

Take a meander around the village to discover some of the most beautiful country gardens in the Overberg.

Home gardeners will be delighted to share their expertise and in some cases plants will be available for sale. 

Collect a Map at the Cricket Field information desk for the location of each garden.

Children’s Garden competition

Napier has two schools, Protea Primary and the Cape Agulhas School of Skills.
In addition there are several after-care facilities and children’s and youth charities and organisations that operate in the village.

This part of the competition is to introduce and encourage children of any age to learn about and experience the joy of growing their own plants and vegetables.
Our wish is that they learn this life skill to help sustain themselves and their families in later life.

We hope you will take the time to visit their gardens too and look at all their hard work. Please refer to the Events map on the day for their location.

Donations of any, seeds, garden tools or equipment, potting soil etc would be most welcome.

Please contact

Save the date

Saturday, 20 November 2021








Open Gardens Entrance fee

Tickets available in advance and on the day from Foyles Nursery and the Tip of Africa Nursery. Or at the Information Centre on the Cricket field.

Cost pp R50 * ( Access to all gardens)

Children under 16 FREE – accompanied with an adult

*% of fees will be donated to future Napier children’s gardens projects.


Our intention is to keep everyone safe and to ensure that you have the most enjoyable time.

Due to COVID-19, Masks must be worn at all times and sanitize your hands upon entry of each garden. A register must be signed on entry. Home owners have the right to restrict numbers in each garden at any one time. We do hope you all understand. Find out more.



Be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates on our Spring Festival activities – as we bring the community of Napier together during our spring celebration.



Let us know if you have any questions.


Thank you to all of our sponsors​

Without their kind generosity, the Napier Wine and Patatfees Spring Festival would be a mere dream. Our wish is that more people will enjoy this event safely. A special shout out to WESGRO as an ongoing partner of our festival, to help raise awareness about Napier as a tourist destination​ with much to offer. So here's to a fantastic event for all involved!

Prizes sponsored by: Arniston Spa & Hotel, Floral Land, Montagu Springs Hotel, Soaring Eagles Lodge & Spa, Toyota