Join JAN at Garden Week Stellenbosch

Garden Week Stellenbosch | 30 September – 10 October 2021

South Africa’s favourite city of oaks, Stellenbosch, is pulling out the stops for gardeners and lovers of the great outdoors in a new, week-long festival that will transform its streets and surrounding countryside from 30 September to 10 October. The inaugural Garden Week Stellenbosch – inspired by the world-famous flower festival of Girona, Spain – will encompass everything from horticultural tours to landscape art; dining to hiking; and, guest specialists to music in majestic settings.

Join Jan Hendrik for Finding Eden – a casual tête-à-tête about the gardens in his life – and the JAN Innovation Studio team for JAN’s Botanical Banquet, a seven course dinner with wine pairing, at the spectacular Blaauwklippen wine farm outside Stellenbosch.


A conversation with Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen,
hosted by Ben Carl Havemann (CEO, Blaauwklippen).

In this casual tête-à-tête, we explore the gardens in Jan Hendrik’s life, from Le Jardin de JAN in Nice, his Michelin-star restaurant’s new potager garden and picnic spot, to his new culinary playground in the Kalahari and how the journey is documented in JAN the Journal.

Date: Sunday, 3 October 2021
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue: Blaauwklippen Cathedral
Tickets: R550 per person

Includes a signed copy of JAN the Journal Volume 7, glass of MCC and a canapé upon arrival.

On arrival, guests will be treated to a gin cocktail with an artisanal nougat pairing. Blaawuklippen’s craft Garden Gin will be paired with Lemon & Thyme Nougat which enhances the fresh citrus and garden-herb notes of this gin. 

Guests will be able to purchase and take home any of Blaauwklippen’s range of vapour-distilled craft gins at amazing promotional offer of R300 per bottle on the day. 

After the event (from 18:00 onwards), Hamm & Uys Restaurant will be open for a Floral Feast to the Table at R350 per person. Seats are limited and bookings can be made by calling
066 495 0270 or sending an email to [email protected].


The JAN experience spans a Michelin-star restaurant in Nice, a creative culinary studio in Cape Town, luxury airline and game reserve cuisine, and most recently, the world-class Kalahari delights of Klein JAN. Now for the first time, the JAN experience comes to the Stellenbosch winelands, where Jan Hendrik attended culinary school and refined his taste for exemplary wine. Join us at a table created by BLOMBOY, inspired and decorated by Blaauwklippen Estate’s beautiful gardens and rare finds. The menu will comprise elements from Jan Hendrik’s award-winning dining establishments in Nice and the Kalahari. 

Dates: 7 October, 8 October, 9 October, 10 October 2021
Time: 17:00 – 20:00
Venue: Blaauwklippen Manor House
Tickets: R1950 per person

Includes a 7-course dinner prepared by JAN Innovation Studio with wine pairing, a copy of JAN the Journal Volume 7. Hosted by BLOMBOY.

Kindly note that Jan Hendrik will not be present at the dinners.


In proud partnership with Blaauwklippen

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