6 & 7 Keurbos Nursery Garden and Sonop

Restanwold Farm, Highlands Road

Keurbos Nursery Garden

Jessie Walton • PW

A large natural garden designed for birds, with both indigenous and exotic sections as well as acer and heritage rose beds and a large nursery area. Collections of bulbs and buchus, acers and azaleas, rhododendrons, heritage roses and more.

Sonop

A 3ha south-facing hillside of old  contoured farmland  is being slowly rehabilitated with indigenous planting. Just about everything is propagated by the owner herself, who gardens this almost  singlehandedly. Many rare plants and forms, some unique to the Elgin area. Bring walking shoes if you would like to see a work in progress. Lovely views onto a bird lake, with a walkway on one side. A tractor and trailer will leave every  hour to take you there. 

Entry R30 (includes both gardens). Garden teas at Keurbos, lunches, picnic area, plant sales include vireya rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias & Japanese maples, and a range of indigenous plants. Card, EFT payments. 8km from N2 on Highlands Rd. Charity: Bird Research & GAWS.