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When: Saturday 5 November 2016
Time: 13h00
Venue: The Rose Garden
Price: R295 per person
Status: Sold Out

You are invited to join us in the Boschendal Rose Garden with Landscaper Jan Blok as he hosts a lavish High Tea and shares his passion for and knowledge of Heritage Roses.

The Boschendal Rose Garden was originally created by Dr Gwen Fagan, honorary president of the Heritage Rose Society of South Africa. For some 20 years she identified and collected historical roses from cemeteries, mission villages and other hidden corners of the Cape Province before establishing the first rose garden on Boschendal Farm. These heritage roses were then sold at the annual ‘Boschendal Rose Sale’ which later became an institution.

Jan’s focus on Boschendal is to integrate agriculture into beautiful and sustainable landscaping and he and his team have continued to restore and upgrade the original garden over the years.

The programme includes a tour with Jan and rose enthusiast, Cathy Esterman where you can find out more about the Heritage Roses and modern varieties growing within the garden, as well as how this important part of Boschendal’s history is cared for.

Once you have viewed the roses, guests will enjoy a talk by Cathy Esterman and High Tea prepared by Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell in the picturesque gardens.

Roses will be on sale and visitors will be able to place orders for specific varieties to be propagated in future.

Booking Details

Date:  Saturday, 05 November 2016

Time:   13h00

Cost:    R295 per person. Includes a welcome drink, the tour, talk and the High Tea.

Bookings and pre-payment essential: reservations@boschendal.co.za or +27 (0)21 870 4274.


Explore The Boschendal Estate

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.

Accommodation

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.

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.