A DAY IN THE VILLAGE

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ITINERARY 4: Village and township gardens & nurseries

 

Start your day at inspiring Maasström (our ‘mother’ garden: the village was established in the 1840s on a portion of this farm)(Garden assistants will offer their plants for sale.)

Then make your way to the SA Rosarium, a tranquil woodland garden and haven for a national collection of old roses. (Roses and other plants for sale at both these gardens)

Your next stop could be 8 Durban Street to see a formal waterwise garden that makes the most of elegant indigenous plants. Round the corner down Cradock Street you’ll find The Long Garden, designed by Franchesca Watson and featuring a meandering lawned path leading from formal plantings to a savannah area. (Plants for sale at both these gardens.)

Across the main street at Homeground garden fair (Duke of Bedford Inn) you can stroll round the raised beds of the Chef’s Garden and the Caltex Bio Garden (a demo food garden with a soft spot for young gardeners).

Pop in to see the flowers and quilts in the Presbyterian Church then make your way to Porter Street, where two of our permanent nurseries are waiting to welcome you: Lloydii Succulents and Cambrian Fuchsias.

At this stage you should be ready for tea at Eagle Hout Padstal before you walk around the Upcycled Garden – an extensive new project with a strong emphasis on edible gardening and recycling materials.

Ask at Eagle Hout if you have any questions about our Township Garden Route before you set out to visit the proud people who have created these small beacons of optimism in a tough environment. Your visit will be a source of inestimable pleasure and affirmation to our township gardeners.

Easy to find in Adelaide, the garden at Triangle B&B is a stylish shady green spot with roses and striking hard landscaping features.

MAASSTRöM Doreen and Peter Freese 046 685 0033 Entry: R20

SA ROSARIUM Entry: R20

8 DURBAN STREET Nellie & Carlie van Aardt 082 926 9816 Entry: Free

THE LONG GARDEN Tara Forster 076 701 4998

THE CHEF’S GARDEN and the CALTEX BIO GARDEN Catherine Knox 082 932 8864

THE UPCYCLED GARDEN Lana & Ben Blom 046 685 0994 Entry: R5

TOWNSHIP GARDEN ROUTE Dr Lana-Loraine Blom (project co-ordinator) 046 685 0994 Entry: suggested R5 per garden

TRIANGLE B&B Muriel Kitching 082 972 2952 Entry: Free


  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 2 months ago
    Pub open from midday on Saturday. . Contact: Marius van Wyk 082 467 0817.
    • 046 685 0123
    • 082 467 0817
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    A formal design outlined by 30cm high hedges of immaculately clipped saltbush makes the front garden appear far larger than its 19x25m. A harmonious combination of indigenous and exotic waterwise plants includes a central fever...
    • Open Gardens
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    Donkin Street. Chefs will be on duty and the catering facilities will be fully operational throughout the festival. Licensed pub. Bank cards accepted.
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    31 Porter Street. An extraordinarily wide variety of beautiful and unusual arid region plants including aloes and succulents. Specialist succulent nursery.
    • Nursery
    • Open Gardens
    • 046 685 0748
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    The Country Market at the Dutch Reformed Church hall and grounds in Van Riebeeck Str. Amongst the stalls this year you will find hand-made paper, genuine leather products, soft furnishings, beeswax products and those nifty...
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    Maasstrom Garden holds many surprises. Whilst this place of beauty showcases the splendid mountain backdrop, it is the garden that enchants. Magnificent trees shade the footpaths, perfumed roses invite you to linger, cycads and...
    • Open Gardens
    • 046 685 0033
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    The Sugar Shack in Bedford, is situated in Hope Street, just around the corner from The Duke of Bedford Hotel. Sugar Shack offers freshly made, tasty, takeaway eats, such as, scrumptious burgers, jaffels, toasted sandwiches,...
    • Coffee Shop
    • Take-Aways
    • 062 000 8488
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    Open 8:00 to 17:00 Friday and Saturday, 8:00 to 15:00 on Sunday. Breakfasts, teas/coffee and lunch. Fresh wholesome meals with great salads. Fully licensed pub. Child friendly – safe enclosed garden. Bank cards accepted.
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    At Homeground, (The Duke of Bedford Inn courtyard), you can stroll around the Caltex Bio Garden and experience the bounty of a 6x10m urban food-farm where we try out ideas and share info. Understand ways to have more fun and...
    • Open Gardens
    • 0829328864
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    50 gardens open from 8h00 to 17h00 on Friday 20 October and Saturday 21 October 2017 (NB closed on the Sunday of the Bedford Garden Festival) A map of the Township Garden Route is available from Eagle Hout Padstal, 47 Van...
    • Open Gardens
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    More than 25 years ago, Ben Blom sold his motorbike and bought his first woodwork machines. What started as a hobby has now grown into a family business proud of its stature where Ben and his dedicated staff have been...
    • Furniture
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    Hope Street. Normal opening hours: 08h00 to 15h00 - Festival opening hours 08h00 to 17h00. Light meals, superb coffee, clever salads, freshly made juices, sweet and savoury bakes, preserves etc. Bank cards accepted.
    • Coffee Shop
    • Restaurant
    • 083 651 0533
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    Open 7:00 to 18:00 during the Garden Festival. Fast, fresh farm fare. PLUS those famous Bedford pies in several different variants including lamb, venison and babotie. Packs of frozen pies to take home. Breakfast, teas, lunches,...
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    45 Porter Street. Dudley and Christine Morgan. They stock more than 200 named varieties and there are hundreds of healthy plants on sale.
    • Nursery
    • Open Gardens
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    Hope Street. Open 08h00 to 15h00. Light meals, superb coffee, clever salads, freshly made juices, sweet and savoury bakes, preserves etc. Bank cards accepted.
    • Food / Beverages / Amenities
    • Coffee Shop
    • Restaurant
    • 083 651 0533
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    Breakfasts Monday to Saturday, Lunch Specials and small a la carte menu on weekdays. Fresh salads with many ingredients picked in the garden. Excellent coffee, fully licensed. Child friendly - there's a large enclosed play area....
    • Farm Stalls
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    Stretching down a long erf, this garden was designed by Franchesca Watson. A lawned path meanders down the length of the space through plantings that are initially formal and melt progressively into a ‘natural’ garden, with...
    • Open Gardens
    • 0767014998
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    The Sugar Shack in Bedford, is situated in Hope Street, just around the corner from The Duke of Bedford Hotel. Sugar Shack offers freshly made, tasty, takeaway eats, such as, scrumptious burgers, jaffels, toasted sandwiches,...
    • Food / Beverages / Amenities
    • Take-Aways
    • 062 000 8488
  • More InfoUpdated: 1 month ago
    This extensive new garden reflects the ethos of the Eagle Hout/Thembani Integrated Projects.
    • Open Gardens
    • 0827755178
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    FRI 20 Oct - POTJIEKOS . SAT 21 Oct - STEAK EVENING. Succulent steaks - choice of fillet/rump (local beef) with side dishes and pud. Bookings: Willem 076 306 0403
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      A commercial nursery with sensible garden plants and veggie seedlings. Increasingly their plants are produced by members of the Thembani Project (supported by Sindawonye). At the nursery there is also a Tea garden and a small...
      • Nursery
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      Hope Street. Light lunch and three-course dinner Friday and Saturday nights. Booking essential – Karen and Keith Morgan are loved for their wonderful hospitality and renowned for superb food. Closed on Sunday. Bank cards...
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      ‘We enjoy sharing our kitchen garden and extensive English-cottage-style garden with all visitors,’ says Kim van Niekerk. ‘The beds include many traditional favourites grown by our grandmothers.’ There is an abundance of...
      • Open Gardens
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      Fast, fresh farm fare Open all year round, daily from 9:00 - 16:00-ish)... DURING GARDEN FESTIVAL OPEN 7:00 – 18:00 Fri, Sat & Sun. Credit cards accepted; unlicensed: bring your own wine beer etc. Fill your picnic baskets from...
      • Farm Stalls
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      At Homeground, the courtyard of the Duke of Bedford Inn, you will find the Atlantic Chef's Garden. Six large raised beds which celebrate the beauty of edible plants grown in rich compost, enjoying full sun, rainwater and maximum...
      • Open Gardens
      • 0785119689
      • 0829328864