Garden Festival Only
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Contact Ria Moolman
- Longitude: 25.935714
- Latitude: -32.439489
Tourist Attractions Offered
- Open Gardens
About Belmont Farm
“We come from the earth, and we return to the earth and in between we garden…” (Alfred Austin). A true treasure hiding in the mountains awaits you at Ria Moolman’s garden at Belmont. “A Piece of Heaven” (as she calls it) describes this garden perfectly…. This garden is framed off by beautiful mountains and was established in 1974. Something old, something new, and definitely something blue can all be experience in this garden, with a variety of huge trees and shrubs (some from way back) as well as beautiful lawns with bold splashes of sun and shade.
Ria makes use of nature’s elements from the surrounding area such as stones, river pebbles etc. A stone theme runs through the garden with plants all the way to soften the stone elements. Masses of roses grow in colour blocks on a stone terrace (she grew most of them from slips). A wide variety of cycads (all registered) can also be seen.
This farm runs on alternate energy sources – a generator, sun- and wind-power and a “donkey” for hot water. These can all be seen in action. For most of their needs they make use of spring water. Ria loves her life style and says: “An isolated life, but it is a privilege to live here in our 'Piece of heaven'."
Directions: Travel on the Tarkastad Road via Baviaans River gravel road. Pass the imposing Glen Lyndon church and 1820 Settlers stone church on your right. Just 2km after the church is a board indicating Belmont Farm.
Contact no. 087 700 3440
GPS: Longitude: 25.935714
Entry : R20 (no dogs allowed)
Own Picnic welcome, Plants for sale
Map and Directions to Belmont Farm
Travel on the Tarkastad road, via Baviaans river (gravelroad), past the imposing White church and 1820 Settlers Stone church on your right, 2km after the church is the turnoff to the farm Belmont on the board are the names of the farms, the 3rd farm on your way up our beautiful valley is Belmont Farm……