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When: Saturday 4 March 2017
Time: 08h30
Venue: Werf Food Garden
Price: R200
Status: Sold Out

Learn to look at the herbs in your garden from a medical herbalist’s perspective and find out how to use them in everyday life for the prevention and treatment of common ailments.

This fascinating insight into natural medication hosted by Food Garden Manager Megan McCarthy and facilitated by registered phytotherapy practitioner Dr Caren Hauptfleisch promises a morning of exploration within Boschendal’s extensive vegetable and herb garden.

The tour will start off with a short introduction to herbal medicine followed by a visit to the gardens. Here, guests will “meet” the plants — taste and smell them, compare species of the same genus, and gather samples for preparations such as drying and preparing infusions, poultices and tinctures. Megan, as always, will share seeds and cuttings.

With plenty of opportunities to ask questions, this interactive tour is a rare, hands-on event to learn from an expert in her field.


Date: Saturday, 4 March 2017

Time: 08h30 for 09h00

Cost: R200 pp. (Includes welcome drink, post-tour light lunch and beverage)

Bookings: or +27 21 870-4274


Explore The Boschendal Estate

The Farm

Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories.


Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.

Eat & Drink

The Cape Dutch farms were historically renowned for their warm welcome and generous hospitality. What crowned this welcome was the Cape table, laden with wholesome dishes made from ingredients from the farm’s werf and fields.