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2022 dates are still to be confirmed.
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About the Stellenberg Gardens Open Day

Well known and much loved Stellenberg Gardens at 30 Oak Avenue Kenilworth in Cape Town will again host their open gardens on 9th and 10th November 2019. St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children has been selected as the charity to receive the proceeds on these open days.

It is internationally acclaimed having been featured on the BBC television series ‘Around the World in 80 Gardens’, and the subject of the book Stellenberg. The Story of a Garden. The eighteenth-century manor house is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Cape Peninsula, with a perfectly proportioned, classic Cape Dutch Façade.

The five acre garden, set in the heart of Kenilworth, surrounds one of the Cape’s classic Cape Dutch homesteads. In addition to the mature trees, lawns and beds the garden is divided into a series of garden rooms, each of which form part of the evolution of the whole garden over the last thirty years. As the gardens evolve there is something new to see every year.

In what was originally a tennis court, the English designer David Hicks designed a formal garden, based on the classic idea of a Walled Garden, to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone in 1989. Thirty years on, this iconic garden room at Stellenberg continues to honour the legacy and style of David Hicks while constantly evolving, as the garden and it surrounds matures and changes.

Enclosed by a whitewashed wall, covered in heritage climbing roses, the garden is divided into two by a simple brick pathway. An asymmetrical layout of knee height clipped hedges gives the garden its architectural structure, but which allows for seasonal changes in planting style and the colours used. It is a celebration of a marriage, a celebration of good garden design and is the heart of the garden at Stellenberg.

Tickets available at the gate:
Adults R50, Children U/12 enter free
Garden Tea R30
(Cash and Zapper only)

Regrettably no dogs or picnic baskets allowed.
Children welcome under adult supervision.

To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance for this event. Visit the Kenilworth Accommodation pages to find guest houses, hotels and self catering places to stay and for additional info about Kenilworth which includes attractions, restaurants and things to do, see Kenilworth Info.

Need to Know

WhenTo be confirmed - November 2022

Where30 Oak Avenue, Kenilworth, Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Telephone+27 (0)21 762 7733 or +27 (0)21 761-2948

OvernightStay nearby in Kenilworth, in Cape Town


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