Albertvale Farm - The Cooks Garden
Garden Festival Only
Last Updated: August 2019
Contact Kim Van Niekerk
- 082 775 5178
GPS Co-ordinates: 32°44’15” S 26°00’41” E
- Longitude: 26.011388
- Latitude: -32.7375
Tourist Attractions Offered
- Open Gardens
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
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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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