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Open Gardens 2018 – Eastfield – KZN
October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elmarie and Pierre Joubert
Eastfield is a livestock and maize farm situated on the Swartberg/ Matatiele road with a beautiful view overlooking the Southern Drakensberg/Maluti Mountains and surrounding hills. Four years ago, Elmarie was approached and persuaded to open her garden. Overnight she and Pierre set about making the necessary changes, removing huge gum trees at the entrance, pruning up branches, opening beds and establishing focal points, creating a real oasis in the area. Established trees are a real feature of the garden with pin oak and plane trees flanking their long driveway. A grove of simonii poplars makes an impressive statement at the back of the house. The two homesteads are surrounded by manicured sweeping lawns and large colourful beds with a wide variety of plant material and interest. We are delighted that Elmarie has agreed to open her garden again this year.
Directions: From Swartberg: Take the P604 to Matatiele and travel 28km. Turn into the farm on your right. From Cedarville: Turn at Cedarville garage and travel past Fallodon and on to Chertsey. From Chertsey travel about 12 – 15km, turning on to the farm on your left.
GPS: S 30 14.062, E 29 5.298
Why visit: Impressive, peaceful oasis with a view
Time to view: 45 minutes