30th Rotary Ann's Open Gardens - Garden 1: Jacob House Waterfall College

30th Rotary Ann’s Open Gardens 2022

To celebrating 30 years, Kloof Rotary Ann’s have four beautiful gardens to present for the weekend with proceeds going to local charities and feeding schemes.

  • Times: 09:30 – 16:30
  • Entrance: R30 per person per garden (cash or Zapper)
  • Children under 12 free
  • Enquiries: Andrea 083 630 6486 or email mwafras@mweb.co.za
  • Facebook page: Kloof Rotary Anns.

Garden 1

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October

Jacob House at Waterfall College, 111 Ngwele Road

Jacob House Garden is an indigenous garden that overlooks the rolling Valley of 1000 Hills, carefully landscaped by Miles Steenhuisen of Mass Landscapes. Once filled with gum trees and alien vegetation, this garden now bursts with indigenous grasses, aloes, strelitzias, irises and endemic cycads which host a variety of birds, frogs, butterflies and other small insects. Miles paid careful attention to soil regeneration and this, along with natural composting, has led to a thriving ecosystem that rewards its custodians with an ever-changing landscape. Jacob House Garden is truly a feast for the senses of any nature-lover.

Garden 2

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October

Darryne and Philippa Welgemoed, 3 Inkala Road off Intengu Avenue, Kloof

An absolute garden delight awaits you in this property. The main front garden was completed about a year ago by Monique from MDMB Landscapes. It boasts sweeping borders full of colour and texture and blends with formal elements and soft flowing curves. There is a lawn big enough to accommodate various family activities and a cobble pathway through a small forest of trees. The herb garden, potager space and the pool garden all have been very beautifully created.

30th Rotary Ann's Open Gardens - Garden 2: Darryne and Philippa Welgemoed
Darryne and Philippa Welgemoed

Garden 3

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October

Gavin and Patricia Avey, 16 Alexander Avenue off Abrey Road, Kloof

Owners of Garden Décor, Gavin and Patricia Avey, have a passion for their garden, which is a retreat from their hectic business life. Monique from MDMB Landscapes has been involved with the major elements of this garden, blending their French and English backgrounds with South African indigenous plants. This has produced generous open lawns in the back garden that are highlighted by several rooms showing off stunning pots, water features and different planting arrangements. At the front there is a natural pond which immediately welcomes you along with raised banks and a newly built dry stone wall. A garden that boasts an array of unique features and makes for a truly unforgettable experience.

Wheelchair access | Food and drink

30th Rotary Ann's Open Gardens - Garden 3: Gavin and Patricia Avey,
Gavin and Patricia Avey,

Garden 4

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October

Natalie Massa, 1 Jacaranda Hill, 7 Meadow Lane, Kloof

This garden is a beautiful combination of colourful exotics and indigenous plants. The idea is to recreate the grasslands that once adorned Kloof with delicate wild grasses, bulbs, grassland aloes and indigenous flowers to attract a myriad of insects, butterflies and birds. Pretty pathways and quaint nooks will keep your interests piqued.

30th Rotary Ann's Open Gardens - Garden 4: Natalie Massa
Natalie Massa
The Gardener