de klerksdal farm garden

De Klerksdal Farm Garden

Bedford Country Gardens

22 – 24 October and 5 – 7 November

Coming back stronger, with an increased emphasis on the joys (and safety) of outdoor living, Bedford’s 17 Country Gardens will all be open for two weekends this year.

There’s lots of good news from a district famous for resilience. Four new gardens are opening for the first time and two favourites that have been closed for several years are re-opening. Taking advantage of the hiatus last year, gardeners at the district’s traditional favourites have used the time to make changes and additions to landscaping and plantings, several showing the influence of park and prairie, with a preference for broader recreation spaces. 

In spite of extremely harsh weather conditions, Bedford’s passionate gardeners radiate the same optimism and determination as the roses that flourish here. Heritage Roses will be on sale at the SA Rosarium and general plant sales at many gardeners as well as at The Duke and Eagle Hout Nursery. 

The ‘fringe’ programmes for the two weekends have been balanced so there will be two Church Bazaars, two VIP speakers, two open golf competitions, two Sunday midday concerts, and two chances to do our new forest walks, for example. 

Visitors can count on relaxed country hospitality and masses of regional food along with wine and spirit tastings throughout. 

Enquiries: Facebook and www.bedford.co.za

De Klerksdal Farm Garden

Helena and Pieter de Klerk

De Klerksdal Farm Garden is an established informal country garden is situated on an old family farm. Helena’s love for roses is evident as you stroll along the curved beds massed with annuals, perennials and a feast of roses in a myriad of colours and forms. One of the special features is a generous circular rose bed filled with treasures from Helena’s extensive rose collection. Enjoy the colour and beauty of this garden, which is complemented by peeks into the green pastures where sheep run free. 

Entrance: R20
GPS: -32.592308, 25.900306
Time to view: 1 hour 
Why view: Relaxed, farm-feel, colourful, informal. 

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Plant sales, 
  • Art Exhibition, 
  • Pop up Boutique Refreshments available 
  • Picnics allowed