Bedford Garden Festival 20-23 October 2017 Programme

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Sunday 15 October 2017

SA national GARDEN DAY 

9h00-11h00 Garden Day party; Get in the mood for the coming festivities, join our scarecrows and dreamcatchers for tea in the Upcycled Garden and Eagle Hout Padstal.

12h00- Bring & Share lunch at the SA Rosarium. All welcome.

 

Thursday 19 October 2017

17h00 - Cocktail Party  SA Rosarium fundraiser in the garden then Camelot. Atlantic Fertiliser new product launch; presentation and Durban Dry Gin tasting by Andrew Rall of award-winning  Distillery 031. R80 incl substantial snacks.

 

Friday 20 October 2017

8h00-10h00 BREAKFAST FROM THE GARDEN WITH TANYA VISSER. Duke of Bedford Inn (book: 078 511 9689) This fun-loving garden diva radiates energy and down-to-earth know-how. Tanya is also a great cook: she will share clever recipe ideas with flavoursome garden ingredients. Treats and surprise giveaways ... Come hungry, leave inspired. 

8h00-17h00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries, exhibitions and Atlantic Homeground garden fair @ The Duke. You are welcome to linger at Lynedoch but note that refreshments and tours will only be offered there on Sat. Norwood opens from 16h00 for sundowners & sosaties.

9h00 Tea and coffee  at the Country Market, The Apprentice, Sugar Shack, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farm Stall, The Mill, Cavers, Donkerhoek, Belmont, Skelmkloof and De Klerksdal farms, Midgleys Hotel and The Stoep (Adelaide). 

9h00-17h00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church. 

9h00-17h00 Country Market, DRC(NGK) grounds

10h00 Cook’s Garden WALKABOUT with Kim van Niekerk @Albertvale farm. Cost included in gate fee.

LUNCH:  Eildon, De Klerksdal, Skelmkloof, Albertvale (salad), Cavers,  The Mill, The Butcherbird plus same town venues as tea. 

14h00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. 

15h00 Cook’s Garden WALKABOUT with Kim van Niekerk @Albertvale farm. Cost included in gate fee.

16h00-sunset  Sundowners and sosaties at Norwood farm. Entry: donation to farm children’s education fund. 

16h00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm.  View his renowned collection.

16h00-17h00 Guided History Walk: town and graveyard. View buildings and places of historic interest. Free; meet at The Bedford Club.

DINNER:  The Butcherbird, The Duke of Bedford Inn, The Bedford Club (potjiekos), Midgley’s Hotel (Adelaide)

 

Saturday 21 October 2017

8h00-17h00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries, exhibitions and Atlantic Homeground garden fair at The Duke. Norwood opens from 16h00 for sundowners & sosaties.

8h00-17h00 SPECIAL PROGRAMME at LYNEDOCH FARM (082 655 1166) Entry: free. Guided tours to the graveyard between 09h00-15h00, as well as a 5 minute video of the farm. You may buy tea/coffee/cold drinks, sosaties, vetkoek (curry/sweet) throughout the day on Sat. Game drives on request.

9h00-17h00 Country Market , DRC (NGK) grounds.

9h00  CRICKET AT THE MILL. Pub and grub all day.

9h00 Tea & coffee - the same as on Friday PLUS Lynedoch Farm is also serving today.

9h00-17h00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.

9h00 History talk at the Glen Lynden Churches (Baviaans) The story of the churches. Free.

10h00 BUTTERFLY TALK  by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm.  View his renowned collection.

10h00 Cook’s Garden walkABOUT with Kim van Niekerk @Albertvale farm. Cost included in gate fee.

10h30 History talk at Lynedoch Farm: the first settlers of the area. No charge - this is in addition to the Lynedoch day programme (above).

11h00 CLASSIC CARS on show at the Country Market.

12h00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen Farm.  View his renowned collection.

12h00 GOLF - visitors welcome to play.

12h30 TEMPLETON CHOIR performs in the DRC(NGK).

LUNCH:  Same as Fri  PLUS Lynedoch Farm -  ALL DAY Sat only. 

14h00 BUTTERFLY TALK  by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm. View his renowned collection.

15h00 Cook’s Garden WALKABOUT with Kim van Niekerk @Albertvale farm. Cost included in gate fee.

16h00-sunset  Sundowners and sosaties at Norwood farm. Entry: donation to farm children’s education fund.

16h00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm.  View his renowned collection.

16h00-17h00 Guided History Walk: town and graveyard. View buildings and places of historic interest. Free; meet at The Bedford Club.

DINNER: The Butcherbird, The Duke of Bedford Inn, The Bedford Club (steak night), Midgleys Hotel  (Adelaide). Plus  TONIGHT ONLY Steak at The Mill pub book 072 610 9428 Dinner at The Stoep (Adelaide) book 046 684 1466

 

Sunday 22 October 2017

8:00-17:00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries, exhibitions and Atlantic Homeground garden fair at The Duke. You are welcome to linger at Lynedoch and hear the 10h30 history talk, but no refreshments or tours will be offered here today. Norwood opens from 16h00 for sundowners & sosaties.

NB TOWNSHIP GARDENS ARE CLOSED TODAY.

9h00-13h00 Country Market, DRC(NGK) grounds.

9h00 FESTIVAL THANKSGIVING service: Presbyterian Church.

 9h00 History talk at the Glen Lynden Churches (Baviaans) The story of the churches. Free.

9h00 Tea & coffee at the Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farm Stall,  Sugar Shack, The Mill, Donkerhoek, Cavers, De Klerksdal, Skelmkloof and Belmont farms

10h00-13h00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.

10h00 Cook’s Garden WALKABOUT with Kim van Niekerk @Albertvale farm. Cost included in gate fee.

10h00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen.

10h30 History talk at Lynedoch Farm. Topic: the early settlers of the area. No charge.

11h00-14h30 CLASSICS AT CAVERS - The Pro Carmine à  capella choir, followed by a programme of music from popular Broadway shows and light classical favourites performed by the Gate String Quartet from Grahamstown. Kindly sponsored by Pam Golding Properties.  Pay at the farm gate. From 8:00 to 10:30 pay R20 garden entry only. From 10:30 you pay R40 at the gate for garden entry and concert. From 14:30 the gate fee reverts to R20.

12h00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen.

LUNCH:  The Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farmstall, Sugar Shack, The Mill, plus Cavers,  Eildon, Skelmkloof, Albertvale and De Klerksdal farms.

16h00-sunset  Sundowners and sosaties at Norwood farm. Entry: donation to farm children’s education fund.

DINNER/SUPPER: The Duke of Bedford Inn (please book in advance 078 511 9689).

 

Monday 23 October

8:00-17:00 Opening hours for the following gardens (admission free today): Eildon, Skelmkloof, Maasström, Caltex Bio Garden, The Chef’s Garden, The Long Garden, 8 Durban Street, the Upcycled Garden,  plant nurseries & exhibitions.

10h00-15h30 Workshop THE COOK’S GARDEN @Albertvale  DESIGNING & PLANNING YOUR NEW COOK’S GARDEN with Kim van Niekerk. Topics: Cook’s Garden concepts, purpose, design ideas. Shape and your space, aspect, potting area, companion planting theory, vertical space planning & structures. Soil prep, compost, etc. R400 incl notes, refreshments, light lunch using ingredients from the garden. Booking essential. 082 775 5178

 

Tuesday 24 October

10h00-15h30 Follow-on COOK’S GARDEN WORKSHOP. Same details as above but new subjects: PLANT SELECTION, SEASONAL PLANNING & KNOW-how ON HERBS. What do you eat? Planning your planting, companion know-how,  planting and propagating. Herbs, rotational planting and why, vertical garden spaces, edibles of all kinds. Food demo on the use of your new herbs. Booking essential. 082 7755178

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 15 October 2017

SA national GARDEN DAY

9h00-11h00 Garden Day party; launch of our Bedford souvenir booklet; teas, scarecrows, dreamcatchers etc at the Upcycled Garden and Eagle Hout Padstal.

12h00- Bring & Share lunch at the SA Rosarium. All welcome.

 

Thursday 19 October 2017

17h00 - Cocktail Party  SA Rosarium fundraiser in the garden then Camelot. Atlantic Fertiliser new product launch; presentation and Durban Dry Gin tasting by Andrew Rall of award-winning  Distillery 031. R80 incl substantial snacks.

 

Friday 20 October 2017

8h00-10h00 BREAKFAST FROM THE GARDEN WITH TANYA VISSER.

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