This November life is a bed of roses at Boschendal. Rose lovers are invited to spend a morning with the estate’s landscape architect, Jan Blok, and visit the internationally acclaimed Rose Garden behind the Manor House. It was designed by the historical researcher and landscape planner Gwen Fagan and features many of the original roses cultivated in the Cape and East Indies.
Blok, who is passionate about restoring and upgrading the gardens, will share his experience with you and you will learn about the heritage roses and modern varieties present in the garden, their care and propagation. The estate’s executive chef, Christiaan Campbell, and his pastry team will then treat you to a high tea prepared with seasonal produce from the farm. Your garden experience will be enhanced by a glass of wine and live background music. You will be able to buy roses and place orders for specific varieties to be propagated in future.
Dates: 13-15 November
Cost: R240 per person (includes welcome drink, music, the rose garden talk and high tea)
Bookings and pre-payment essential. Send an email to email@example.com or phone 021 870 4274.
Top image: Boschendal’s landscape architect, Jan Blok, in the rose garden.