Summer Sunset Concerts
The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, in partnership with Johann Kotze, aims to encourage an integrated culture for conservation amongst residents and visitors to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve through presenting accessible musical entertainment in the beautiful setting of our Garden in the magnificent Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
Light, accessible, fresh and provocative music by small ensembles of local musicians are arranged to promote environmental awareness of this area by using this outdoor venue. Bring your picnics and enjoy it with background music in this magnificent setting.
Carols by Candlelight
18 Dec 2004: 7pm
Local choirs will lead the audience through our favorite Christmas Carols as we celebrate the festive season. We encourage full participation in carol singing and we provide carol sheets with a candle.
Instrumental jazz, folk music and guitar
2 Jan 2005 : 7pm
Five musicians will perform in a varied, accessible and juxtaposed programme of vocal and instrumental jazz, folk music and guitar instrumentals. Vocalist extraordinaire, Jacques Coetzee, leads the band with drummer, John Pringle, bassist, Heini Jack and keyboardist Ramon Alexander pay tribute to famous Cole Porter songs such as ‘Under my skin’.
Coetzee and guitarist Johann Kotze, as duo and backed by the band, sings Bob Dylan
perennials such as ‘Blowin’ in the wind’, and makes epics such as ‘All along the watchtower’ rock in a most refreshing manner. A touch of Leonard Cohen and Crosby, Stills and Nash completes the folk aspect of the programme.
The virtuoso band is as much at home delivering interpretations of evergreens like
‘Autumn leaves’ as their own evocative originals. Johann Kotze’s compositions for solo acoustic guitar or ensemble are melodic and rhythmically challenging, infused with stylistic influences from blues to folk to classical.
2 January 2005 @ 7pm
Garden gates open @ 6pm
For more info on the artists: www.towerlig.co.za
Adults (18yrs-60yrs) R15
Pensioners(60yrs+) and Botanical Society members R10
School going children (-18yrs) R5
Special Saturday at the Harold Porter NBG
The first Saturday of each month is a really special day at the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, in Betty’s Bay. We offer FREE guided walks at 11h00 through the garden and special offers on plant sales as well as discounts at the Restaurant and Souvenir shop. Our first free garden tour for 2005 will be in February.
Annual Plant Fair
26-27 March 2005: Easter weekend
Join us over Easter weekend for more specials on indigenous plants at our plant sale nursery. Learn more about indigenous gardening at a morning talk and take a stroll through the Garden where you will pick up more tips on how to develop your own garden.
For more information call 028 272 9311
The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden wishes you a happy and peaceful festive season and a prosperous 2005!