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, email@example.com
Nottingham Road and Balgowan
Sunday 31 October
The spectacular Brahman Hills gardens boast a formal layout with repeating geometric motifs in circles and rectangles of the hard landscaping, which are softened and beautifully contrasted by the abundant flowers and plants. Interspersed throughout are oases of water: fountains, ponds, formal pools and, of course, the lake beside the Lake House. Shady pergolas are dotted along the structured pathways that lead to the central focal points. The garden is a sensory delight: the lush green foliage offsets the bursts of blue, purple and delicate pinks. The landscaping is given dimension and interest thanks to the tiered terraces and multi-level flower beds. These levels also provide unique outlooks for those taking in the breath-taking views as the gardens have as their backdrop, farmland and grazing cattle.
Designed by landscaper Tim Steyn but executed by the Brahman Hill staff during the Covid-19 lockdown, with an extraordinary show of solidarity by the staff, from the chef and waiters – even the general manager became a cement expert. This garden is not to be missed.
Directions: At the Nottingham Road leading from the highway, turn towards the Windmills Kitchen and travel for less than a kilometre. The entrance to Brahman Hills is on the right.
Time to view: 2 hours
Why visit: Vistas, terraces, colour, planting
- Wheelchair friendly
- Refreshments available