Gallery of Private Rose Gardens

A gallery of private rose gardens from all corners of Southern Africa.

IMG_2199Vivienne Black’s rose adorned garden:

a true rose garden raging with blooms on entering the driveway and beddings closest to the house. Predominant colours are pinks, purples and whites. Visit her garden…


IMG_2677Palmiet, Grabouw – Wanda Molteno.

One of the oldest gardens in Elgin originally created by Kathleen Murray in a formal English style with wide stepped terraces, now planted with flower beds, trees & shrubs, including a large variety of heritage & species roses. Herb and kitchen garden, rose & lily walk, formal parterre and woodland. Enter here

IMG_2677Fairholm, Elgin by Duncan & Liz Henderson: 

A large, many-faceted garden with a magnificent view of the valley. Features include a formal rose – , woodland – & grass garden, parterre & terrace with swimming pool. Plant sales from Fairholme Nursery of perennials, grasses and lavenders. Enter here

IMG_2743Keurbos, Elgin by Jessie & Ian Walton:

Designed for the birds, with  indigenous & exotic plants focused on colour combinations. Panoramic views over the Kogelberg biosphere are framed by informal mixed plantings dominated by flowering cherries and roses. Enter here 

IMG_2906Heaven Scent Garden & Nursery by Linda & Corrie Keevy:

A working cutflower garden for the senses, with many unusual flowers grown for their scent, colour and foliage. Inspiring indigenous area. Enter here


IMG_2922Wildekrans Country House, Elgin:

Historic 1811 homestead. Rosebeds, lawns & fruit trees cascade to the river silhouetted by a rugged mountain backdrop, providing a dramatic setting for the Summer Exhibition. Enter here


IMG_2982Klein Optenhorst, Wellington, by Jenny Ferreira.

Jenny has the largest collection of Salvias in Southern Africa – but her roses too are very impressive. Most of them are David Austin varieties planted in semi-shade and only pruned lightly in winter. Enter here

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