Camps Bay High creates Garden of Hope

A visual of The Camps Bay High garden. The school is appealing for funds for the project.

Camps Bay High School’s new food garden was designed and is being developed by former pupil Ben Getz of Urban Harvest.

The idea is that current pupils, with the help of staff and community members, will work the garden, which will produce a bounty of fruit and vegetables that can either be given to those in need or sold, with the proceeds going to help keep the garden going and help the Camps Bay community.

Last Tuesday, the first tree at the Garden of Hope was planted, and it was dedicated to Isabella Lubczonok, a Camps Bay High School pupil who recently passed away.

“The school would like to use the Garden of Hope as an opportunity for alumni to remember those ‘Gone too soon’. There are many opportunities within the garden for past pupils to remember their classmates and provide a living legacy for future generations,“ said Cara Kahn, Head of the Camps Bay High School Alumni Association.

“We need R200 000 to make this garden a reality so we are appealing to those in our community and past pupils to help us get our garden planted. Donations start at R100. Once you have clicked on the donation link, you will be able to recommend past pupils you would like to honour in the garden.”

To support the fundraiser, set up by James Bosenberg, general manager of Quicket South Africa and a past pupil of Camps Bay High School, go to