Boschendal offers 2 November ‘Garden Days’

Boschendal Jan Blok - Roses_1Horticulturist Jan Blok in The Boschendal Rose Garden

You are invited to join Landscaper Jan Blok in the Boschendal Rose Garden as he hosts a lavish High Tea and shares his passion for and knowledge of Heritage Roses.

The Boschendal Rose Garden was originally created by Dr Gwen Fagan, honorary president of the Heritage Rose Society of South Africa. For some 20 years she identified and collected historical roses from cemeteries, mission villages and other hidden corners of the Cape Province before establishing the first rose garden on Boschendal Farm. These heritage roses were then sold at the annual ‘Boschendal Rose Sale’ which later became an institution.

Old fashioned rosesOld fashioned roses

Jan’s focus on Boschendal is to integrate agriculture into beautiful and sustainable landscaping and he and his team have continued to restore and upgrade the original garden over the years.

The programme includes a tour with Jan and rose enthusiast, Cathy Esterman where you can find out more about the Heritage Roses and modern varieties growing within the garden, as well as how this important part of Boschendal’s history is cared for.

Boschendal Bakery Christiaan Campbell 2Boschendal’s Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell

Once you have viewed the roses, guests will enjoy a talk by Cathy Esterman and High Tea prepared by Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell in the picturesque gardens.

Roses will be on sale and visitors will be able to place orders for specific varieties to be propagated in future.

Booking Details
Date Saturday, 05 November 2016
Time 12h00
Cost R295 per person. Includes a welcome drink, the tour, talk and the High Tea.
Bookings & pre-payment essential
Email or call 021 870 4274.

logo newsletter swirlThe Werf Food Garden – Food growing Workshop

Boschendal The Werf Vegetable GardenThe Werf Garden at Boschendal

Boschendal Farm is hosting another full day workshop covering the second phase of basics you would require to convert your home garden into a sustainable and bountiful space filled with beautiful, nutritional, organically grown produce.

Boschendal Farm Megan McarthyMegan McCarthy delivering her goods to the Boschendal Deli

The hands-on workshop for aspiring food gardeners is hosted by Megan McCarthy who oversees our beautiful 2 hectare Werf Food Garden on the farm. Megan will share her practical experience in basic ‘Vegetative Plant Propagation’ & will be joined again by Karen Parkin on ‘Seed Saving’, & Natasha Rightford on ‘Indigenous Beneficial Microbes & Soil Amendments’.

The cost of the workshop includes a light lunch with juice & coffee. Vegetarian options are available.

What to bring
Good waterproof shoes
Water bottle
Note Book and pen

Booking Details
Date Saturday 26 November 2016
Time 09h00 – 16h00
Cost R955 per person

For bookings please contact 021 870 4273

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