Elgin Open Gardens homepage title

2020

Sat 7 Nov - Sun 8 Nov 09h30-17h00

Extended opening!

Sat. 14 Nov. 09h30-14h00

Six gardens will open on Saturday 14 Nov from 09h30-14h00:

Auldearn
Elgin Vintners Manor House
Fresh Woods
Houw Hoek Outspan
Keurbos Nursery Garden & Sonop
Lavenham

Elgin Open Gardens 2020 – celebrating 20 years in 2020! This year 7 gardens will open in the Elgin district over two weekends to benefit local charities. These are Auldearn, Fresh Woods, Lavenham, Houw Hoek Outspan, Keurbos and Sonop, The Stone Kitchen and Wildekrans Country House. They range from large established country gardens to very young, recently planted gardens on farms and smallholdings, all in a setting of great natural beauty an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

This year, as Fresh Woods celebrates its 30th continuous year of opening, we welcome a new garden-in-progress, Sonop, which Jessie Walton has been designing and planting over some years. The garden is set on a series of contours on a steep hillside overlooking a lake, so the views are stunning. It is planted entirely with wild South African plants, with some very special varieties among them.

A number of gardens will have plants for sale, and some such as Keurbos and Fresh Woods will be offering unusual and interesting plants difficult to find elsewhere, such as Japanese maples, rhododendrons and other choice perennials, trees and shrubs. Sadly, Fairholme will not be open again but we thank Duncan and Liz Henderson for their many years of loyal support.

Covid-19: All visitors must wear masks and observe social distancing with strangers. They should be prepared to give their names and contact numbers if asked. 

NEWSFLASHES:

 

6 NOVEMBER!!!  The Elgin Open Gardens season has been extended!!! The following gardens will open again on SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER for a shortened  time from 09.30 to 14.00:

Auldearn 

Elgin Vintners Manor House

Fresh Woods 

Houw Hoek Outspan (refreshments)

Keurbos Nursery Garden & Sonop

Lavenham


20 October. 
The garden at Lothian Vineyards will also be open. This 3 ha garden lies between the Palmiet River and a lake,  and features a rose arbour,  a vertical garden, numerous ponds, a perennial country garden, a woodland garden, an indigenous garden, natural fynbos areas and an orchard. Lothian is 3.6 km down the Rockview Dam Rd. Ph: 082 565 7869

30 September. The garden at Elgin Vintners Manor House will also be open. This is a recently restored 1920s garden  with  original stonework, wisteria pergola, rose beds and oak copses. The trees include a mature Magnolia grandiflora and a huge Tulip Tree. Entry is free, donations to GAWS welcome. They are 2 km from the N2 on the Appletiser Rd; follow the signs for Elgin Vintners. Ph: 021 848 8772

Downloads:

MAP AND LEAFLET:

Elgin Open Gardens 2020 leaflet and map
DOWNLOAD

MAP ONLY:

Elgin Open Gardens 2020 map
DOWNLOAD