A DAY IN THE VILLAGE

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Village and township gardens

 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 Cradock Street where 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.)

Pop in to see the flowers and quilts in the Presbyterian Church.

At this stage you should be ready for tea at Eagle Hout Padstal before you walk around the Upcycled Garden – a garden 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.

 

MAASSTRöM Doreen and Peter Freese 046 685 0033 Entry: R20 Plants for sale.

SA ROSARIUM Entry: R20

THE LONG GARDEN Tara Forster 076 701 4998

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 CLOSED on Sunday


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    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...
    • Open Gardens
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    The historical Maasström Farm is embraced by the sweeping Kaga mountains, giving you a glimpse of the beauty ahead. A majestic Atlas Cedar surrounded by a riot of Clivias welcomes you to this beautiful garden. Formal flower beds...
    • Open Gardens
    • 046 685 0033
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    The Country Market at the DRC At the annual BGF Country Market in the church grounds, you’ll find vetkoek, sosaties and local beef burgers as well as preserves and produce to take away. Foong’s Asian street food will be...
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    THE UPCYCLED GARDEN AT EAGLE HOUT Entry R5 Open 8h00 closes at dusk on Friday and Saturday; closes15h00 on Sunday PLANT SALES: Ludwig's Roses and general nursery Fully licensed restaurant, padstal shop, gifts, artisan solid...
    • Open Gardens
    • 0827755178
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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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    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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    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. 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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    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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    Tim Paxton will do a Birding Walk on Sat and Sunday morning 7am Meet at The Bedford Club with your Binos, bottle of water & bird book. R50 Book with Tim 0796139993
    • Bird Watching
    • Wildlife & Nature
    • 079613993
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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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    Help yourself from a kitchen-style buffet with salads made fresh from Lana Blom’s garden. Seating is undercover or in the garden under the trees. No booking necessary, no waiting and ideal for groups and families....
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    The Duke is hosting the Tanya Visser breakfast at 8am on Saturday morning. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL: homeground@dukeofbedford.co.za Feel free to linger at the Duke’s Courtyard Cafe or the sunny ballroom for their breakfast...
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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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    Open everyday until 5pm. A firm favourite with locals and passing visitors all year round, Marelise Van Niekerk’s elegant deli serves breakfast from 8am. Bread and pastries are baked on site every morning. Enjoy...
    • Coffee Shops
    • Restaurant
    • 083 651 0533
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    CALTEX BIO GARDEN (at The Upcycled Garden, beside Eagle Hout Padstal) Entry included in R5 entry to The Upcycled garden. Open every day 8h00, closes at dusk on Friday and Saturday; 15h00 on Sunday. Garden Day day flower-crown...
    • Open Gardens
    • 0829328864
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    The legendary old Bedford Club will be serving local prime fillet and rump steaks (grilled to perfection by our master griller) on Saturday 19 October for festival visitors and locals. The steaks will be accompanied by chips and...
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    If you’re on a tight schedule there’s food-on-the go from Munchies at the end of Hope Street. Here Ross Langston serves burgers, toasties and his festival specials. Soft drinks, milkshakes and soft-serve. Card facilities...
    • Coffee Shops
    • Take-Aways
    • 0849915019
    • 0641123510
  • More InfoGarden Festival OnlyUpdated: 2 months ago
    Gardens open from 8h00 to 17h00 on Friday 18th October and Saturday 19th October 2019 (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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    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 Shops
    • Restaurant
    • 083 651 0533
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    Lillette Van Den Berg has been serving kudu burgers from this Victorian landmark for more than ten years. Meet friendly locals, enjoy homemade food and freshly baked goods. Child friendly. Take-aways available 046 685 0416