Harcourts Open Midlands Gardens 2022 – Pietermaritzburg
We are delighted to invite you to a new season of Harcourts Open Midlands Gardens – this year entitled Town and Country as the gardens can be found in Pietermaritzburg, Hilton, Howick and as far as Balgowan, Kamberg, Karkloof and Curry’s Post, Lidgetton and three lovely gardens in the Richmond area.
Times: 09:00 – 17:00
Entrance: Charities will benefit from R10 per garden
Enquiries: Jackie on 082 924 5892, firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodgrove Retirement Village
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 October
28A Howick Road, Wembley
2 Conifer Drive
Christine and Ian Talbot A very small informal front garden enclosed by a well-shaped hedge. The curb appeal is enhanced by a stately paperbark tree which provides shade for a selection of pot plants. The back bank has recently been stabilised and replanted.
12 Conifer Drive
Dexter and Sally White ‘Deloitte and Touche’ standard roses are planted in the front porch window box and a water feature is placed at the entrance. The bank steps lead to a bench and bird bath.
39 Conifer Drive
Maureen Keane-Murphy A colourful border planted with roses, perennials and annuals provides a screen from the road and there is a small vegetable patch at the back.
41 Conifer Drive
Janet van Heerden A cottage-type garden with roses as the main feature. Features include a gravelled area planted with cycads and clivias, three arches made from poplar branches and planted with creepers and an attractive patio with a unique water feature in one of the gabions that line the wall.
1 Magnolia Way
Dieter Rumelin A large weeping boer bean provides shade in the front garden and to the side of the house is a colourful rose garden with a small water feature.
19A Hosking Road, Pietermaritzburg
Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 November
The garden is noteworthy for its variety of features: an Italian passageway, an English walled garden, a potager and many formal water features. It also includes a marvellous selection of cast iron gates and railings, sourced from all over Pietermaritzburg. This garden is terraced in the front with wide sweeping steps leading to the lower terrace where one can look back at the house. The veranda was enclosed, but has been opened up and columns give the house a charming, almost Cape-cottage feel.
It is not suitable for people who might struggle with steps, slippery surfaces or heights. 2022 reveal – a fascinating little pavilion built in traditional Maritzburg style that forms a backdrop for the concerts and dinners that are held on the lawn.
- Directions: From Howick Road, pass Redlands Hotel on the right and take the second right into Hosking Road. The house is just a few hundred meters up that road, has a grey wooden gate and is on the corner of Hosking and Edgehill Roads.
Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 November
Barry Lovegrove & Christopher Duigan
Designed and built over 28 years ago by the late Barry Lovegrove, this garden features a unique combination of extensive hardscaped elements with an entirely indigenous plant collection. Featuring many strong architectural features inspired by Spanish style of the house, the garden has derived an Afro- Mexican concept. Included are water features, hand-painted tiles, an orchid house and art studio, a secret forest walk, along with a collection of aloes, plectanthrus, mature trees and numerous potted succulents. In recent months the garden has been re-imagined by Mike Hammersley.
This garden is not suitable for people who might struggle with steps with no balustrades or uneven paved surfaces.
- Address: 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
- Directions: From N3 West – Take Armitage/Sanctuary Rd turn off, keep left to Armitage Rd, right at the circle to Chatterton/ Town Bush rd, left at the traffic light into Montgomery Drive. From N3 E – take Peter Brown turn off, right at the stop then left at the traffic circle (Athlone Circle Centre ) into Montgomery Drive.
- Contact: Christopher Duigan – 083 417 4473 or email@example.com
Tea and Coffee | No Picnicking | No dogs