Harold Porter Botanical Garden, Betty’s Bay offers holiday concerts in a magical venue

No holiday in the Western Cape would be complete without visiting the Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay. Here, where the mountains and the sea meet, visitors can enjoy rolling lawns, a plethora of Cape fynbos, breath-taking scenery and a tranquility that feeds the soul.  A naturally formed amphitheatre nestling under the mountains has also become a sought after venue for a special concerts.

Concert in Harold Porter Gardens. Photo supplied

For the last few years the Garden has hosted a short series of concerts over the December /January holiday season and once more visitors will be able to enjoy some of our top musicians in this magical venue. Four concerts end the old year and bring in the new so plan your diary accordingly for these events.

Saturday 20th December sees The Delft Big Band strike their chords for a wonderful evening of music of all genres with the talented youngsters who make up this popular band.

Delft Big Band to play at Harold Porter Gardens in Betty's Bay. Photo supplied

On Monday 22 December light a candle and enjoy Carols by Candlight.This community project features young people from the Narrative Foundation’s (NF) music development programme with talented musicians from the area.

Just after Christmas, on Sunday 28 December, Afrikaans singer and actor AnthonieBougas will add a little more soul to the scene.

Anthony Bougas to perform at Harold Porter Gardens in Betty's Bay. Photo supplied

Finally, as the first concert in the New Year on Saturday 3 January 2015 our magnificent Gugulethu Tenors set the mountains ringing with Afro -Opera that is thrilling audiences worldwide.

Gugulethu Tenors to perform at Harold Porter Gardens in Betty's Bay. Photo supplied

Pack a picnic, gather your friends and family and prepare for a season of music under the stars.

Details:

  • Saturday 20 December 2014; Adults – R80 / Youth (age 6 to 18) – R40 / Children under 6 years enter for free
  • Carols by Candelight: Monday 22 December, 2014: Adults R40/ Youth ( age 6 to 18) R20 /Children under 6 years enter for free
  • Anthonie Bougas: Sunday 28 December 2014: Adults – R80 / Youth (age 6 to 18) – R40 / Children under 6 years enter for freeDelft Big Band
  • Gugulethu Tenors: Saturday 3 January 2015: Adults – R80 / Youth (age 6 to 18)– R40 / Children under 6 years enter for free

Gates open to concert goers at 18h00, Concerts start at 19h00 – gates close at 21h30

How to book: 

Phone 028 272 9311 and bring ID for verification or buy tickets ahead of time at the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden entrance.