24 the gates

24 The Gates

Escape to the Country with Harcourts Open Midlands Gardens

Saturday 16 October – Sunday 21 November

We are happy to invite you to Escape to the Country and visit our glorious Midlands gardens, from Hilton to Richmond and Mooi River. 

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 with a few exceptions – check the schedule.
Entrance: Charities will benefit from the entrance cost of R10 per garden. 
Enquiries: Jackie on 082 924 5892, jackie@otterley.com

Hilton and Karkloof

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 October

24 The Gates

Andrew and Wendy Line

Set on a north-facing terraced stand, at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac, 24 The Gates, a five-year-old garden, is 40% indigenous, and the rest are plants that grow happily here, especially roses. The original plan was drawn by Gordon Stuart, with the planting guide from him. The owner, in true bombastic style, has added his own ideas, using the old adage from Lorraine Kettley, “Plan formal, plant informal.” Wendy has her own courtyards with vegetables, herbs and annuals. As in most gardens in winter, this one has just been given a restart, by pulling out most of the self-seeding plants and giving the beds a new lease on life with fresh planting to welcome the spring.

There will be a talk at The Gates Clubhouse at 11:00. Dave White will talk on borders, bushes and bulbs.

Directions: Take the Hilton College Road from the Life Hospital. Drive for 7km. As you enter the Hilton College Avenue, The Gates houses are on your left.
Time to view: 30 – 40 minutes
Why visit: Terraces, views, pergola, roses