Elgin Open Gardens 2020 – Oct 31st & 1st Nov
31 October – 1 November
October is one of the most beautiful months in the Elgin Grabouw Valley when pink and white blossoms adorn the orchards.
Elgin Open Gardens 2020 is celebrating 20 years in 2020! This year seven 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 extensive established country gardens to very young, recently planted gardens on farms and smallholdings, all in a setting of outstanding 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.
Several gardens will have plants for sale. 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.
Contact: Barbara Knox-Shawe: 021 844 0154 | 078 021 2101| email@example.com