Hogsback Open Garden Festival 2022 - Mistlea

Hogsback Open Gardens Spring Celebration 2022

Thursday 20 October – Sunday 13 November 2022

General Admission: R120 per person
All gardens are self-guide and are only open Thursdays to Sundays

Special Weekends:

Azalea Splendour: 21 – 23 October 2022

Magical Roses and Rhodi’s: 11 – 13 November 2022

These weekends will have local markets, plant sales and wine and food tasting events.

General Enquiries: Sarah Currie 076 334 4856 or email hogsbackgardenclub@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/hogsbackgardens

Tickets are available from www.quicket.co.za or from The Edge Mountain Retreat. Tickets can be purchased same day. All garden visitors must start at The Edge to collect a map and wristbands.

The Edge

Peter Colyvas and Wouter Jordaan

Wonderful varied garden to explore that includes a special labyrinth! The Bluff walk also offers a spectacular view of “the Edge”. Entrance at parking lot – get the gate key from the Edge Reception. Level and easy to navigate.


Ken and Suneya Harvey

Swathes of colourful Azaleas on show that dazzle in Oct. Garden is also home to Mirrors Studio & Crystal Corner – a treasure trove of crystal delights as well as fantastic photographs. Level and easy to navigate. Walking distance from the Edge for those in large vehicles.


Dave and Jane Pledger

Showstopper garden with incredible Azaleas in Oct, gorgeous terraced Rose garden with dreamy forest walk, water features and a spectacular Rose Arbor. Sloped in areas with some steps, those not steady on their feet to proceed with caution. Azalea Nursery Open 9am-1pm, 2pm-4pm.


Dave and Alba Bilsbury

Stunning mature garden. Wide, grassy paths and many special deciduous Azaleas and Rhododendrons. Gentle slopes to a beautiful pond area. Sloped in places but with plenty of space making it relatively easy to navigate.

May Lodge

Viv Lodge

Garden closed to public Fri 21 October – Sat 23 October for Private Wedding. Well kept flat sprawling garden that is perfect for those who struggle with steps. Established garden with wonderful large flowering shrubs as backdrop to the beautiful open spaces. A lovely space to wander.

Hidden Away

Thean Labuschagne

Showstopper garden, set on steep hillside. This garden has everything in it and always has something beautiful to see. Wonderful Rhodis, Roses, Azaleas and bursting with colour when at its prime. Very hilly with steps, not suitable for those with walking difficulties.


Carol Neith

A small gorgeous Cottage Garden, packed with wonderful things to see. A veggie garden out back with a glorious view. This special garden is a perfect demonstration of how size doesn’t matter. Perfect for those who don’t want to walk too far but will still have plenty to see!

St Patrick’s Chapel Garden

Carol Neith

Tea and biscuits on Saturdays 10:30am – 3:00pm. Toilet facilities available. The much loved little Chapel in Hogsback, is picture perfect and a must see when in visiting. A lovely prayer walk which offers a beautiful view down below and a peek in the chapel itself is a must.

Little Timbers

Helen and Tony Chappel

Parking for this garden is at St Patricks Church. A huge garden with the quaintest English Country home! Beautiful massive pond area, Roses, Azaleas & Rhododendrons. Also has a wonderful long walk that takes you around the whole property. Vast and quite steep in places so would be a challenge for those with mobility issues.

Mons Garden

Monika Hof

Open 10am to 4pm, Sun 10am-2pm. Home of Mons Garden Rose Nursery, which is surrounded by a beautiful garden. Masses of roses and gorgeous view. Incredible back story about the history of the nursery. Huge selection of roses & garden club plants for sale! Some hills, but plenty to see if you are staying on the flats.

Dunskye Farm Garden

Vince and Martie Wheeler

This garden best viewed in November. Serving scones & tea on Saturdays. 10km drive outside of Hogsback, a beautiful large farm garden with the highlight being a formal Parterre Rose Garden. Level and easy to navigate garden. The road to this garden isn’t great, advised for SUV’s & Bakkies only.

The Gardener