ELGIN OPEN GARDENS 2010
30 & 31 OCTOBER 10-5 (Sat & Sun)
6 & 7 NOVEMBER 10-5 (Sat & Sun)
20 gardens are opening over 2 weekends in the Elgin, Bot River & Vyeboom areas
Almenkerk Wine Estate, Viljoenshoop Rd, Elgin. Newly landscaped garden on a steep slope with massed
indigenous plantings. Free entry. Walking trails, wine tasting & sales.
Auldearn, Highlands Rd, Elgin Acclaimed plantswoman’s garden with panoramic views over the Kogelberg
Biosphere. R10. Teas. Plant sales
Boesmansrug, Graymead Rd, Vyeboom Rose garden, secret garden, herb garden, pastures, majestic oaks. R10.
Teas. Plant sales
Chiltern Farm, Graymead Rd, Vyeboom Unique labyrinth of scented shrubs flanked by friendship rose garden.
Compagnes Drift, Bot River A charming garden between a dam and an historic Cape Dutch homestead and cellar,
home of Beaumont Wines. Free entry. Lunches. Wine tasting
Dennegeur, Viljoenshoop Rd, Elgin Large established well-treed garden with with awesome views over the
Kogelberg Dam. R10. Teas.
Duncan's Rose Garden, Viljoenshoop Rd, Elgin Landscaped rose garden displaying varieties on sale. Free entry.
Refreshments. Plant sales
Eikenhof, Villiersdorp Rd, Elgin One of the oldest Elgin gardens, from 1920. Wonderful trees set in an essentially
‘English’-style landscape. R10. Teas, light lunches
Fairholme, Viljoenshoop Rd, Elgin Pergolas, terraces, woodland, rose and grass gardens designed to need as little
maintenance as possible by its busy nursery owners. R10. Plant sales
Fresh Woods, off N2, Elgin Award-winning rambling, romantic garden with major collection of heritage &
species roses, Japanese maples, deutzias, hydrangeas, woodland plants. R20. Teas. Plant sales
Goedvertrouw, Van der Stel Pass, Bot River Charming cottage garden with large variety of plants. R10. Teas,
meals. Plant sales. Wine sales
Heaven Scent Nursery Garden, Valley Rd, Elgin Working cutflower garden on mountain slope. R5. Plant and
Iona, Highlands Rd, Elgin Recently redesigned with new vegetable and rose garden, magnificent views. Free
entry. Wine tasting & sales.
Keurbos Nursery Garden, Highlands Rd, Elgin Informal bird-centred garden with exciting indigenous plants
blended in with acers & azaleas, heritage roses & vireya rhododendrons. R10. Teas, light lunches. Plant sales.
Lavenham, Viljoenshoop Rd, Elgin Woodland garden with lawns, roses, herbaceous borders. R10. Art exhibition
Lorraine, Viljoenshoop Rd, Elgin Spectacular views from this garden which has a natural rockface and waterfall.
R10. Organic farm produce on sale
Stone Kitchen, Essenhout Ave, Klipkop Pergolas and indigenous plantings on rocky koppie with organic
permaculture kitchen garden. R10. Teas
Tall Trees, Viljoenshoop Rd, Elgin Charming country garden with roses, pond, lawns and colourful beds. R10
Uitkyk, Applegarth Farm, off Worcester St, Grabouw Large, shady garden created 40 years back by the current
owner. Free entry. Teas, plant sales (Sats only)
Wildekrans Country Lodge, Houw Hoek Rambling country garden of historic homestead in dramatic mountain
setting. Free entry. Teas, lunches, wine tasting & sales, fynbos and art trail
A free detailed brochure with map is available from all major nurseries in the Western Cape.
Enquiries: . Keurbos Nursery 021 8489146. . Barbara Knox-Shaw 021 8440154 or 078 021 2101
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