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Open Gardens 2018 – George Open Gardens – Western Cape
November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmR50
The George Open Gardens for charity is on for one day only. Tickets will give you access to all ten gardens, and you may visit as many as you can fit into your day. If the weather is bad, put on sensible shoes, bring an umbrella and come anyway. We have three anchor gardens that are included every year, and seven more gardens representing the following categories: Bonsai Garden, Large Town Garden, Small Town Garden, Vegetable Garden, Retirement Living Garden, Indigenous Garden and Speciality Garden (which this year is a small hydroponic garden).
Times: 9:00 – 16:00
Entry: R50 per person and R30 per child under the age of 13.
Tickets will be sold on the day at the gardens listed below.
The garden locations and descriptions will be made available closer to day at www.gardenroutegardens.co.za
The three anchor gardens:
A large smallholding garden on the eastern side of town
The Bothas created a large, romantic garden with distinct garden rooms on their smallholding in Glenwood. There is a formal vegetable garden, a forest walk lined with indigenous Crinum moorei lilies, a beautiful rose garden, a dam and many mature trees.
Jill and Allan’s farm garden on the western side of George.
This protea farm garden offers sweeping vistas over the Outeniqua Mountains and has matured substantially since it was first included in the Open Gardens of George. They have terraced garden paths meandering along a koi pond, water features, a rockery and many other garden features.
A plant collector’s garden centrally situated in Bergsig.
Fairview is a unique property first registered in 1861. In those days it was a farm on the outskirts of George, but today it is centrally situated in town. The front garden is more formal, in keeping with the square Cape Georgian architecture of the house, whereas the rest of the garden has more informal plantings. There is a perennial collection, an orchard and a vegetable and herb garden.