Gardening in Bedford

Bedford is a Gardeners Paradise. Tucked up against the Kaggaberg (’striped mountain’) with its magnificent indigenous forest, the village shares the benefits of the mountain’s temperate micro-climate.

Quiet, tree-lined streets and large gardens are a feature of the older part of town. This is a gardener’s paradise and an increasing number of people in town and township grow their own vegetables.

For more than a decade, the annual Bedford open gardens event has been held over the last weekend in October. Visitors from all over the country return year after year to visit gardens, to relax and to enjoy our country lifestyle. Open gardens in our township are a popular feature of the programme.

For the first time in 2021, we are open for two weekends, 22-24 October and 5-7 November under the banner 'Bedford Country Gardens'.

The Bedford Garden Club boasts over 100 members and non-members are warmly welcomed at all meetings.

The South African Rosarium (the national collection of old roses) is open to visitors all year.

Gardening in Bedford