Gardens For Good

What is Gardens For Good?

Bringing together the most successful interventions from our previous Trees for Cape Town (2010-2017) and Fynbos for the Future (2018-2022) projects, Greenpop’s newest urban greening project, Gardens for Good, contributes towards our vision of Cape Town in which urban green space is equally distributed and valued in all communities.

How We Work

Through Gardens for Good, we work with schools, hospitals, and other community organisations to plant gardens, run engaging gardening days for corporates and communities, support teachers, and build the capacity of groundskeepers.

Through these activities, we aim to increase green space and the ecosystem services it provides, improve green space maintenance and management, and increase nature appreciation and stewardship in urban areas.

Greenpop Gardens For Good

Our Gardens For Good Interventions

Indigenous Gardens

Indigenous Gardens

We create indigenous gardens including a wide variety of fynbos and other locally appropriate plants.

Forest Gardens

Forest Gardens

We plant multi-layer forest gardens including large trees, smaller trees, and a variety of indigenous plants.

Garden Infrastructure

Garden Infrastructure

We install infrastructure such as seating, fencing, and shade structures to increase garden utility.

Maintenance Infrastructure

Maintenance Infrastructure

We provide our sites with basic irrigation infrastructure to ease the process of garden maintenance.

Garden Days

Garden Days

We run garden days with learners and corporate sponsors during which we do gardening tasks and teach the group about environmental topics.

Educating Learners

Educating Learners

We educate learners about the importance of urban green space and environmental issues during school assembly presentations.

Supporting Teachers

Supporting Teachers

We support teachers in environmental education through the provision of lesson plans and training sessions.

Supporting Groundskeepers

Supporting Groundskeepers

We support groundskeepers in garden maintenance through the provision of maintenance guides and training workshops.

Gardens For Good Theory of Change

Greenpop Gardens For Good

Come Gardening With Us

Garden days are a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, collaborate with your team, get active in your community and inspire future environmental activists!

Bring your team, group or class!

You can bring up to 45 people from your organisation, team or school to join a Garden Day alongside the local beneficiaries.

Get your hands dirty!

We will start the morning with an educational workshop, and will then jump in and get our hands dirty in the garden.Your group will help plant or maintain (prune, mulch, weed and water) a water wise garden at an undergreened school in Cape Town. 

Projects In Progress

Alicedale Primary School

Alicedale Primary School

Athlone, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Helderberg Hospital

Helderberg Hospital

Somerset West, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Highlands Primary School

Highlands Primary School

Woodlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Mountain Road Primary School

Mountain Road Primary School

Woodtsock, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Silukhanyo Primary School

Silukhanyo Primary School

Strand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Strandfontein Primary School

Strandfontein Primary School

Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Vulamasango Child & Youth Facility

Vulamasango Child & Youth Facility

Philippi, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Westriding Primary School

Westriding Primary School

Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Alignment With Global Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 11.7: Sustainable Cities

By increasing safe and accessible urban green space, this project contributes towards safe, resilient and sustainable cities.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 15: Life on Land

By restoring ecosystems in urban areas, this project contributes towards conserved, restored and sustainably managed terrestrial ecosystems.

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

By restoring ecosystems in urban areas, this project directly contributes towards ecosystem restoration. 

Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

Target 12

This project contributes towards increased provision of ecosystem services in urban areas, thereby supporting target 12.

City of Cape Town Climate Change Strategy

City of Cape Town Climate Change Strategy

Strategic Focus Area 1

This project contributes towards urban heat mitigation, thereby supporting urban cooling and heat responsiveness.

Greenpop Foundation NPC is a registered non-profit organisation. Registration Number (NPO): 151-411 NPO.