A DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS

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This itinerary is only suitable for vehicles with high clearance (no low-profile tyres please!) and drivers who are experienced on rough roads. There are corrugations and seriously slippery patches if it has rained. The distances on this route are short but the scenery is magnificent and the road is rough so you will drive slowly all the way.  Allow the whole day and cut out one or two of the stops rather than rushing to pack it all in. 

Farm Gardens are open 8h00 to 17h00 during the Bedford Garden Festival 20 to 22 October 2017


  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 2 months ago
    Formal design unifies this show-stopper garden. Masses of white Iceberg roses form a bond between the garden and the dominating, presence of the gabled homestead, established in 1820. In other areas, the choice of plants and...
    • Open Gardens
  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 1 month ago
    Lynedoch Farm certainly has a story to tell. In fact, it has a double-story house of history, dating back to the 1800s. If the house’s thick walls could talk they’d tell you all about the first very owners – the Pringle...
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  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 10 months ago
    Deep in the Baviaans River Valley in the foothills of the Winterberg range, in the scenic and malaria-free Eastern Cape, lies Huntly Glen. Ernest has put together the largest indigenous butterfly and moth collection in South...
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    Engulfed in the mountain landscape, Danél has created a tranquil family garden. Her love for roses is very evident in this oasis where ducks, bantams, dogs and her children enjoy space and freedom. The dominant feature is a...
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    This established, informal country garden is situated on an old family farm. Helena’s love for roses is very evident as you stroll along the curved beds massed with annuals, perennials, shrubs and a feast of roses in a myriad...
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  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 2 months ago
    Hospitality straight from the heart awaits you at this whimsical Karoo-style garden that is both a place of healing and a refuge for rescued arid-zone plants. Hilda has a personal vision and a quirky sense of humour which...
    • Open Gardens
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    Ria’s generous, exhuberant spirit is manifest in her colour-filled garden. The fairy-tale atmosphere of the old woodland garden has been revitalised with bold splashes of sunlight and fresh air. Ria is an ardent rose grower and...
    • Open Gardens
  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 3 weeks ago
    Tea and coffee, scones will be available during the day. There will also be boerewors rolls, sosaties and vetkoek with jam/ cheese or mince fillings.
  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 5 months ago
    LUNCHEON: Ploughman’s Platters served in sublime surroundings. Wine available. Cash only. (The proceeds go to the Bedford Care Group)
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    The Glen Lynden Churches are located in the Baviaans River valley north of Bedford. The old church was built in 1828 by the government through the influence of Thomas Pringle for the Scottish Settlers and their Dutch neighbours.
    • History
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    Traditional home-made Karoo food: preserves, vetkoek with curry mince or apricot jam. Tea treats, tea, coffee, juice. Cash only.