Enchanting Forest Garden

Hoekwil Open Gardens

Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 November

Hoekwil village, 7km inland of Wilderness, has become known over the last 8 years for showcasing country gardening with a twist. With a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains, the sea and lakes, these large gardens lend themselves to sweeping expanses of colourful flowerbeds, from formal to natural indigenous. Ponds, dams and unusual water features add interest to the mass planting of roses, aloes and succulents, with pathways leading through forests. Hoekwil is a popular destination for visitors looking for beautiful scenery, interesting eateries, quaint nurseries and a laid-back atmosphere. 

Times: 09:00 –16:00

Entrance: R50 per person for both days. Children free.

Tickets are available on the days at a kiosk outside the Hoekwil Post Office in Kerkstraat. Look out for signage.

Enquiries: Magda: 073 174 4186, magdavz@netactive.co.za; Dalene: 082 561 4784, dstrauss@tisco.co.za; Jenny: 082 497 3741, jennyhoekwil@gmail.com

Enchanting Forest Garden

Brian and Liesel Stokes, 12 Duif Street

Liesel’s enchanting forest garden is testament to her 30 years of constant development and re-establishment of the forest after all the blackwood and wattle trees were removed. Her wealth of knowledge has resulted in a dazzling mix of plants. Impressive mass plantings under mature trees create an atmosphere of quiet restfulness and intimacy. From the deck, the vast natural splendour of the property is evident with panoramic views of mountains and forest. Several pathways criss-cross in the natural forest of magnificent old trees and vibrant indigenous plantings.

GPS: -33.976056, 22.615917