Bedford Garden Festival 20-22 October 2017 Programme

Lots of country fun for the whole family plus music, exhibitions, plant sales, shopping and food, food, food!

Programme will be updated as new and exciting events are confirmed.

8:00-17:00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries & exhibitions. Except Norwood which opens from 15:00 to sunset (sosaties & sundowners).
9:00 two-hour workshop repeated at 15:00: THE COOKS GARDEN @Albertvale  with Kim van Niekerk (advance bookings pre-paid only R250pp). Limited to small groups. Welcome herbal cuppa; wander through the edible gardens as Kim provides guidelines to successful growing and harvesting of useful, healthy, easy-to-grow plants. Pick and cook fresh ingredients. Kim shows how to unlock all the flavour and health benefits of the plants, followed by tastings. Artichokes are on the menu; recipes supplied. Contact Kim on gecko@eastcape.net mobile 082 775 5178. NB Albertvale garden is only open to people attending these workshops. 
9:00 TEA AND COFFEE  at the Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farm Stall, The Mill, Donkerhoek, Cavers, Skelmkloof and Belmont farms, The Stoep (Adelaide).
9:00-17:00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.
10:00-17:00 Country Market, The Duke grounds
12:00 FERRARI arrives at The Duke of Bedford Inn.  View 18 magnificent vehicles parked in the Courtyard - this is a lunch-time stop for Ferrari owners on an Eastern Cape road-trip. 
LUNCH: All venues except Camelot, Golf Club,  Bedford Club, Glen Lynden churches, Lynedoch
14:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm.  View his renowned collection.
15:00 COOK’S GARDEN WORKSHOP with Kim van Niekerk @Albertvale farm - same details as the morning workshop. 
15:00-sunset  Sundowners and sosaties at Norwood farm. Donation to farm children’s education fund.
16:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm. View his renowned collection.
DINNER:  The Butcherbird, The Duke of Bedford Inn, Midgley’s Hotel (Adelaide)
SATURDAY 22 October 2016
8:00-17:00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries & exhibitions. Except Norwood which opens from 15:00 to sunset (sosaties & sundowners).
8:00-17:00 Country Market , The Duke grounds.
9:00 CENNERGIE 5km FUN RUN along the Township Garden Route. Start at Eagle Hout Padstal. Emphasis on fun. Register: eaglehout@iexchange.co.za 
9:00 FEAST OF CRICKET AT THE MILL Bedford Country School (BCS), Yellowwods, Gill Primary and St Andrews Prep compete for the BCS Bat. From 11:00 Bedford plays Cathcart. Pub and grub all day.
9:00 TEA AND COFFEE - the same as on Friday PLUS Lyndedoch Farm is also serving 8:00-9:00 today.
9:00-17:00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.
10:00 BUTTERFLY TALK  by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. View his renowned collection.
12:00 Concert: Pro Carmine à Capella choir from Grahamstown.  NGKerk; entry  donation. 
12:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. View his renowned collection.
12:00 GOLF - visitors welcome to play.
LUNCH:  All venues (except Golf Club, Bedford Club)
 PLUS SPECIAL LUNCHES TO DAY ONLY
Kim’s Salad Feast at Camelot (enter via Rosarium) 
Lynedoch Farm - vetkoek etc 12:00 - 14:00
The farmers braai (sosaties, wors rolls etc) at the old Glen Lynden churches, Mountain Route.
14:00 BUTTERFLY TALK  Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. 
15:00-sunset  Sundowners and sosaties at Norwood farm. Donation to farm children’s education fund. 
16:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. View his renowned collection.
DINNER: The Butcherbird, The Duke of Bedford Inn, Midgleys Hotel  (Adelaide).
PLUS  TONIGHT ONLY
Steak at the Bedford Club book 073 155 2421
Steaks at The Mill pub book 072 610 9428
Supper at the  Golf Club book 082 467 0817
SUNDAY 23 October 2016
8:00-17:00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries & exhibitions. Except Norwood which opens from 15:00 to sunset (sosaties & sundowners).
NB TOWNSHIP GARDENS ARE NOT OPEN TODAY
8:00-15:00 Country Market, The Duke grounds.
9:00-10:00  HERBAL COCKTAIL BAR  Pop up demo by Kim van Niekerk at Camelot Manor House (enter via the SA Rosarium) R80pp. How to concoct a range of beneficial shooters, smoothies and tisanes  from  flavoursome herbs and other plants. Tasting included. Contact Kim gecko@eastcape.net   082 775 5178.
10:00-13:00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.
9:00 TEA AND COFFEE at the Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farm Stall, The Mill, Donkerhoek, Cavers, Skelmkloof and Belmont farms
10:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm. View his renowned collection.
11:30 til 14:30 CLASSICS AT CAVERS - concert in the gardens presented by The Garden Festival Trio and kindly sponsored by Pam Golding Properties.  The programme includes light classics and music from popular Broadway shows. Lunch available. 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 is R20.
12noon BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm. View his renowned collection. 
LUNCH:  The Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farmstall, The Mill, Cavers,  Skelmkloof farm.
15:00-sunset  Sundowners and sosaties at Norwood farm. Donation to farm children’s education fund.
DINNER/SUPPER: The Duke of Bedford Inn (please book in advance 078 511 9689). 

FRIDAY 20 October 2017

8:00-17:00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries & exhibitions. 

9:00 TEA AND COFFEE all day  at the Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farm Stall, The Mill, Donkerhoek, Cavers, Skelmkloof and Belmont farms, The Stoep (Adelaide).

9:00-17:00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.

10:00-17:00 Country Market at The Duke grounds and NG Kerk Grounds.

LUNCH: All venues except Golf Club,  Bedford Club, Glen Lynden churches, Lynedoch

14:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm.  View his renowned collection.

16:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm. View his renowned collection.

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

SATURDAY 21 October 2017

 8:00-17:00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries & exhibitions. 

8:00-17:00 Country Market at The Duke grounds, NG Kerk Grounds.

9:00 FEAST OF CRICKET AT THE MILL CRICKET GROUNDS

9:00 TEA AND COFFEE all day - the same as on Friday PLUS Lyndedoch Farm is also serving 8:00-9:00 today.

9:00-17:00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.

10:00 BUTTERFLY TALK  by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. View his renowned collection.

12:00 Concert: Pro Carmine à Capella choir from Grahamstown.  

12:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. View his renowned collection.

12:00 GOLF - visitors welcome to play.LUNCH:  All venues (except Golf Club, Bedford Club) PLUS SPECIAL

LUNCH TO DAY ONLY: Lynedoch Farm The farmers braai (vetkoek, sosaties, wors rolls etc) at Lynedoch.

14:00 BUTTERFLY TALK  Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. 

16:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen. View his renowned collection.

DINNER: The Butcherbird, The Duke of Bedford Inn, Midgleys Hotel  (Adelaide). PLUS  TONIGHT ONLY Steak at the Bedford Club book 073 155 2421; Supper at the  Golf Club book 082 467 0817

SUNDAY 22 October 2017

800-17:00 Opening hours for gardens, farm visits, plant nurseries & exhibitions. NB TOWNSHIP GARDENS ARE NOT OPEN TODAY

8:00-15:00 Country Market at The Duke grounds, NG Kerk and Anglican Church Grounds.

10:00-13:00 Flowers & quilts, Presbyterian Church.

9:00 TEA AND COFFEE at the Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farm Stall, The Mill, Donkerhoek, Cavers, Skelmkloof and Belmont farms

10:00 BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm. View his renowned collection.

11:30 til 14:30 CLASSICS AT CAVERS - concert in the gardens presented by The Garden Festival Trio and kindly sponsored by Pam Golding Properties.  The programme includes light classics and music from popular Broadway shows. Lunch available. 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 is R20.

12noon BUTTERFLY TALK by Ernest Pringle at Huntly Glen farm. View his renowned collection. 

LUNCH:  The Country Market, The Apprentice, Eagle Hout Padstal, The Village Farmstall, The Mill, Cavers,  Skelmkloof farm.

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

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