21 – 23 September 2019
The Breede Centre
42 Church Street
‘Mandela at Breede’ – an outreach collaboration kindly sponsored by SANBI to feature an experiential educational garden of indigenous plants. The medium of teaching is in the Afrikaans meanings.
3 Church Street
JP du Plessis
Birdhaven is a large established garden with a 100-year-old olive tree – truly a haven for birds. Floral displays and a large lawn are fed by an artesian spring – an enviable luxury in our harsh succulent Karoo.
12 Church Street
Corner House is a heritage farmstead that has housed mayors of McGregor. Behind dry stone walls, an indigenous garden of raised beds was instated by Sandy Munro, adviser to Keith Kirsten. Succulent beds are organised for colour displays.
15 Church Street
Rachel and David Jenkins
‘Pemberton Cottage’ is a pretty, established small country garden. There are mixed beds of roses, lavender and pelargonium. Indigenous planting of succulents and aloes include a spectacular 25-year-old quiver tree. Pathways of peach pips and gravel cope with the low rainfall.
30 Church Street
David and Sandra Magner
A reservoir was converted into a landscaped indigenous garden. The Magners host McGregor musicians to add to the experience, as the planting lends to excellent acoustics.