About

Veld + Sea

Roushanna Gray lives and works at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point. She is a wild foods innovator and avid forager, teaching adults and children about indigenous edible foods and caters for pop-up events. Inspired by the local edible indigenous plant availability, she has been experimenting with the exciting flavours and diversity of Fynbos and Indigenous plants for the past eight years. The wide range of  delicious and nutritious culinary offerings from the beautiful inter-tidal rock pools along our coastline also play a major role in her cooking and courses. 
 
Contact:
Email         – roushanna@hotmil.com
Facebook   – Veld and Sea
Instagram – @goodhopegardens
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  1. Woohoo! Loved the blog, Miss farmwifeworkerbusybeemotherloverbakercandlestickmaker. Well done. We’re coming to visit over Easter and I am taking that cake recipe back to Australia with me and I hope there might be a slice of that cake in the tea garden – or one of those cup cakes. Yummy. The ecolodge looks divine.
    I met you and kngofthePlayground when he was strapped to your front!

    • Thank you! Gosh remember when he was that small…he is half my size now…yay see you over Easter then! We will be having a big Fynbos Family Day event on April 5th – maybe you can join us then? I will post more info on the event this week. xx

  2. Good to see the blog – and pictures too……I remember King of the playgrounds Dad when he was that size – in fact, somewhere, I have a photo of him climbing a tree and he looks just the same!
    I also remember King of the playground’s grandpa – first met him in his teens, well before he met Gael and of course Collie and Fi featured significantly in my upbringing.

    So I spring up from the distant past!
    One day, I will come and try your lovely cakes, they becon me from the UK as does the smell of the Fynbos…..
    Till we meet, I will continue to dream of Cape Point and the view from Collies bench on his mountain.
    Sending love from afar to all at GHN.
    Angie

  3. Hi –

    We visited your gorgeous Tea Garden one Sunday two weeks ago, and were so entranced by the magic of your place, that I wrote a little blog post about it. If you’re interested, please have a look here: http://namibsands.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/a-scrumptious-apple-blossom-cupcake-at-the-most-enchanting-tea-garden-in-the-deepest-south/.

    We are definitely coming back for another visit.

  4. I am attempting to find some Helichrysum umbraculigerum or “wooly umbrellas” seeds in the USA or to be shipped here. Any suggestions?

    thanks,

    Matt

  5. It seems I need to visit again as I haven’t been for some time! Is this also a place to ask garden questions? My lovely coral tree Erythrina lysistemon has developed a ‘wet rot’ in two branches. It started at the tips of the branches which are spongy and dying, and seems to be progressing towards the main trunk. Do I need to cut off the affected branches before the main trunk is infected and how do I seal or treat the wound? What else do I need to do to prevent this disease? I may have been over-watering due to high temps this summer – could that be a cause? Sharon.

  6. Nice to find your blog… been buying plants from your nursery for past 10 years and on continuing basis with population of hungry dassies at the bottom of our garden 🙂 Been trying to reestablish a bank of rhus for the otters; porcupine just loved the arums; and so it goes, gardening in this neck of the woods is full of challenge.

    • So glad you found us 🙂 Yes winter is bringing out all our garden wildlife – we have had porcupines digging up our veggies and had to put up special stands for the bulbs in the nursery and retail. A Genet cat got two of our chickens and the baboons have taken up lodgings down the road… life in the Deep South – never a dull moment!

  7. You have a very interesting site here, I don’t believe I have seen anything like it on WordPress so far !

  8. Green Greetings to all wise plant lovers! What an Edenic land and community you have created. This is a beautiful blog and I love the photos of wild, nurturing plants, views – and the goats. Heirloom is the way for us and for them, isn’t it. Thank you for connecting via blog, bloom and heart.

    • Thank you for your lovely comment! Yes we love our goats – we are getting about a liter of milk a day from two of the mommy goats now, and our two milking sheep will be joining them in the parlor soon as they have just had lambs. Singing to them when milking seems to produce more milk 🙂

  9. Hi!

    I’m interested in cooking with South African, indigenous/wild crops. Do you know where I can buy fruits, veges or grains that are indigenous and produced? I’m finding there is some stuff (like amaranth) available, but it’s made internationally and then imported back to SA (which is mad)

    • Hello Shakira,

      Unfortunately the only Indigenous crops available commercially are things like waterblommetjies and dried sour figs. My best suggestion is to start growing some indigenous edibles in your own garden, encourage your neighbors and local farmers to do the same and inquire where the indigenous fruit and veg section is at your local supermarket every time you shop there!

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