St Francis Community Garden

The garden, situated in Harbour Road is one of the treasures of St Francis Bay and well worth a visit. One can wander along the paths or take a picnic and just enjoy the beauty of the surroundings.

There are a few paths leading through the garden with plenty of benches on which to rest or simply sit and take in the tranquil surroundings and in some cases, spectacular views. There is also a seasonal stream that wanders through. The gardens are a good place for bird watching. Most of the plants are indigenous and attract a wide range of birds and butterflies. During the rainy season when the stream is flowing the arum lilies and reeds provide nesting material and a suitable habitat for many bird species and frogs. The frogs can be heard all day and night.

At night the owls, porcupines and otters also sometimes visit the garden and leave their calling cards. The upkeep of the Community Garden is the responsibility of the St Francis Kromme Trust, assisted in this task by staff from St Francis Links, a group of volunteers, some of the adjacent homeowners, and the faithful crew from the municipality who regularly remove the piles of cuttings.