Albertvale Farm - The Cooks Garden

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Last Updated: August 2019

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  • GPS Co-ordinates: 32°44’15” S  26°00’41” E

  • Longitude: 26.011388
  • Latitude: -32.7375
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About Albertvale Farm - The Cooks Garden

This homestead and working sheep farm of Ian and Kim van Niekerk is only 12 minutes from Bedford village.  It was once the Old Tavern on the ox wagon route.  

Home of THRIVE – holistic lifestyle experiences, yoga, cooking masterclasses and gardening courses. From source to soul.

This organic, natural style farm and edible garden is an abundance of perrenials, food plants, established trees, old roses and informal style mixed planting. Nature’s cycles and rhythms are followed all year. Grow to eat and healthy living are an integral part of the farming.

The formal Potager is a garden feature. Kim has concentrated on natural soil health practices for many years including worm farming, compost making and biodiversity

Guided edible garden walks with Kim offered at 9h30am and 14h30pm daily.

OPEN -  17 – 20 October 2019 ( or by appointment during the year )

OPEN GARDEN - 8h00 to 18h00  ENTRANCE:  R20 pp at the gate entrance

Art in the garden – Shirley Pittaway and Karen Flood from PE will exhibit their latest works for sale

  • Bob McKenzie – exhibits in the farmhouse
  • Rosy Regards – cards, prints and soaps for sale
  • Dinkyware ceramics  - unique pieces

 Cooking masterclasses

 17th October 14h00 – 16h30 @ Albertvale – exploring the delicious vegetarian food from Kim’s Soul kitchen

 18th October 08h30 – 11h00  -- Spice up your cooking with Kim’s Soul Kitchen recipes from India and Morocco. Bookings essential  R300 pp incl tasting and recipes.

Yoga :- 17th October 9h30 – 12h00  @ Albertvale

Start your own daily home practice  - guided assessments, asanas & mindful practices and breathwork all covered. Food choices for optimal health - with Dinky and Kim - R200 pp Booking essential

Yoga daily @ Albertvale  - 7am – 8h30  Hatha flow  - No booking required 


Picnics are welcomed

Food :   Daily - Kim’s salad bar  - farm fresh and nutritious.

Plants: for sale propagated from the garden  

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