As the Gardens are only five minutes from our house in Cape Town, I insist that we go every holiday. At Christmas time it is ideal as they have the Annual Carols by Candlelight event and last year we went for the first time with my Mom. As we had only arrived from Switzerland that morning, I also booked online the Pick ‘n Pay picnic hampers for us to enjoy. They were brilliant and we loved having all our favourite South African treats inside: cheese puffs, biltong and how clever are these Christmas tree shaped chocolate brownies! The concert was great fun, but we left early as we were all a bit travel weary. The gardens though, are great to visit all year round: there are Summer Concerts, nature walks and you have to stroll along the Boomslang canopy.