17 December 2012

Stellenberg Open Garden Revisited

Date: 3 November 2012

Location: Stellenberg in Kenilworth in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs

Walkers: Dorothy and Helen

Previous visit to Stellenberg Open Garden here (in 2010).

Stellenberg Manor House is such a gracious old Cape Dutch building.

And the garden... just gorgeous! We started in the white garden.

And then through to the vegetable garden...

... for a much-needed cuppa in the tea garden.

Once refreshed, it was back past the roses and green lawns...

... and down to the herb garden.

On the other side of the garden... lots of flowering shrubs.

We walked up a path next to a little stream. I don't remember this area from my previous visit. We crossed a sweet little bridge, and noted the newly planted beds under the trees.

Then we made our way round to the formal part of the garden. Perfection!

The most popular area is most probably the immaculate walled garden.

The air was deliciously fragrant thanks to abundant honeysuckle, jasmine and roses growing on the walls.

Last stop: the elegant swimming pool area. Stellenberg really is a beautiful property. It's a must-see on Cape Town's springtime open garden circuit!



Anonymous said...

Hi Helen,
I enjoy your rambles, and am just wondering if everything is ok, since this year has been so quiet!

Anonymous said...

Hello Helen

I would love to contact you directly, but am struggling to find your email address. Would you please pop me a quick mail to hello@lorraineloots.com?

I would really appreciate it :)



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Anonymous said...

I'm also very concerned at the lack of updates for so long. There's also spam that has not been removed, which is not normal. I wish I knew Helen's surname so I could do some research. I followed this blog for ages until the silence a couple of years back and it still bugs me to think that Helen may no longer be around. There used to be a link to her other blog but that seems to have gone, too.