Gardens at a glance
With so much to do in and around Gardens, it's a suburb where residents can easily forget that they are not on holiday. With so much happening and so many great properties in the area, buyers are constantly on the lookout for the next ideal investment.
A brief history of the area
In 1652, the Cape's first garden, which included a medicine garden, was laid out by the Dutch East India Company's master gardener. This was gradually transformed into a botanical and ornamental garden alongside the vegetables which had been grown there since its inception. Later, lemon trees and orange trees were planted along Government Avenue, along with oak trees that can still be seen there today.
Gardens enjoys warm, mostly dry summers with temperatures reaching between 25ºC and 35ºC. Average maximum temperatures in winter are around the 18-20ºC mark. As is the case in the rest of Cape Town, Gardens experiences the vast majority of its rainfall in the winter months.
Schools in the area
Looking for a great school for your child in or around the Gardens area? You will find many that will help him or her get the best possible start to life.
Primary schools in the area include Tamboerskloof Primary School, Laerskool Jan van Riebeeck and St Mary's Primary School. Local high schools include Gardens Commercial High School, Jan van Riebeeck High School, Harold Cressy High School, Trafalgar High School and Cape Town High School.
Healthcare in the area
There is a range of healthcare options in the area. Nearby hospitals include MediClinic Cape Town and Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. There are also numerous general practitioners, dentists, paediatricians and ophthalmologists in the area to make sure that all residents' and visitors' medical needs are met.
Gardens Shopping Centre offers a handy blend of shops and restaurants, bringing convenience and a cosmopolitan vibe to every shopping experience. Long Street, with its eclectic curio and antique shopping opportunities, is less than 3km away. With the Cape Town CBD right on one's doorstep, there is no shortage of shopping options.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The driving distance from Gardens to Cape Town International Airport is 19 km. This will take you roughly 19 minutes to get there, depending on traffic. Gardens is a mere 2.4km from Cape Town's city centre.
Gardens offers residents and visitors a huge variety of culinary options, with anything from a rustic burger or Indo-Chinese cuisine to a fine dining experience or an east-meets-west vibe being on the menu.
1. The Company's Garden
The Company's Garden is well known for the breath of fresh air it provides in the hub of Cape Town. Part public park and part botanical garden, it is well loved by residents and visitors alike.
2. The Iziko South African Museum
The Iziko South African Museum is home to more than 1 500 000 items of scientific and historical significance. Ranging from fossils and historical tools to ancient insects, an assortment of these items is on show to the public at any given time. For over 190 years, people have been visiting this museum and leaving with a greater understanding of our world, its history and its creatures.
3. The Artscape Theatre
Welcome to South Africa's first multi-purpose centre for performing arts. It is a showcase of the very best of the performing arts, including musicals, opera, ballet, drama, comedy and loads more.
4. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
Join the throng of over 27 million people who can say they have ridden a cable car to the top of Table Mountain. You'll enjoy 360-degree views on the leisurely trip, which takes a total of four to five minutes.
Make Gardens your home. Let it be your story.
Gardens is so much more than just another suburb. It's a hub for creative types, the home to numerous restaurants and attractions and the perfect place to call your home.