The 2013 Season
In 2013 there will be 21 open gardens in the Elgin, Vyeboom
and Bot River districts over two weekends. These range from
large established country gardens (some over 50 years old),
to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings,
all in a setting of great natural beauty no more than an
hours drive from Cape Town.
are two new gardens this year.
of gardens will have plants for sale, and some such as Keurbos, Heaven Scent,
Fairholme and Fresh Woods will be offering unusual and interesting
plants difficult to find elsewhere.
gardens are also offering teas and light meals, in addition
to the many other restaurants and food gardens in the area.
One of the main Elgin charities, Siphila Sonke, will be
serving teas and lunches in the Elgin United Church hall
along the Viljoenshoop Road.
events in the district include various art and sculpture
exhibitions, such as the Elgin Artists Group at Glenbrae,
the land artist Strijdom van der Merwe at Wildekrans, and
other exhibitions at South Hill and Lavenham.
seventeen wine estates making up the Elegantly Elgin Wine
Route will be open throughout the entire weekend, and some
of them are planning events.
details with a map are in a free leaflet. Download a copy
here. The leaflet itself can also be picked up at any major
Western Cape nursery in early September.
is the 13th year of the Elgin Open Gardens scheme which
has gone from strength to strength, inspiring other gardeners
with the range of plants that can be grown in the cooler
and wetter climate of Elgin, an area renowned for its fynbos,
its apples and wines, and its nurseries.
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