Elgin Open Gardens

Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 October and Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 November

Nine gardens are opening over two weekends in the Elgin District, which is renowned for its cooler climate and heavy fertile soils, its apples and wines. These gardens range from long-established country gardens to newly created wilding projects on steep hillsides. 

Times: 9:30 – 17:00
Entrance: Each garden has its own entrance charge. Some are free, with charity boxes. Tickets are only available on the day at each entrance. No prebooking is needed, and there is no single ticket for all gardens.
Enquiries: 021 844 0154, 078 021 2101, 083 458 3790, info@elginopengardens.co.za
Website: www.elginopengardens.co.za


Lavenham is a picturesque English thatched cottage set in a large peaceful woodland garden with extensive lawns, roses, herbaceous borders and groundcovers. 

Directions: 2km from N2 along Viljoenshoop Road
Entrance: R20
GPS: -34.1825593, 19.0378170
Time to view: 45 minutes
Why visit: Picturesque English cottage garden

  • Paintings by local artist Bert Touwen in the stable gallery.
  • Wheelchair friendly/Not wheelchair friendly: Partly
  • Dogs allowed/No dogs allowed: Yes
  • Picnic site: Yes