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Open Gardens 2018 – Rustenberg Manor House – Western Cape
October 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rustenberg Wine Estate, Rustenburg Road, Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch
This is a large farm garden set in the surrounds of Cape Dutch buildings. It has a spectacular mountain backdrop and wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. It is a garden with many mature trees and is essentially English in style, with a strong focus on heritage roses and perennials. The space is divided into a series of rooms, each with a distinctive planting scheme and character. The Sunken Garden and the Almond Walk are highlights. The Schoongezicht Garden is situated adjacent to the Schoongezicht manor house near the wine-tasting centre on the estate. Special features are the 200-year-old pergola running the length of the garden, and a Chartre-style labyrinth set amongst the flower borders. The borders are filled with roses, foxgloves and many interesting perennials. It also features a wonderful pond and is divided using hedges and paths. The Simonsberg Mountain and the fields beyond provide the borrowed landscape.
Directions available on the website: www.rustenberg.co.za
GPS: S 33 53.724, E 18 53.597
Times: 9:30 – 17:00
Tickets: R50 per person at the gate. Children under 10 are free.
Enquiries: Rozanne Barlow on 082 442 1721, email@example.com, www.rustenberg.co.za
Why visit: Historic, expansive, varying, magnificent
Time to view: 1.5 – 2 hours to view
Note: There is open water so children must be accompanied at all times.