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st andrew's retreat

St Andrew’s Retreat

This garden is part of the Escape to the Country with Harcourts Open Midlands Gardens.

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.
Entrance: Charities will benefit from the entrance cost of R10 per garden. 
Enquiries: Jackie on 082 924 5892, jackie@otterley.com

Mooi River

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 November

St Andrew’s Retreat

Sunday 7 November

With a backdrop of the Giant and surrounded by pristine farmland, St Andrew’s Retreat, a century-old sandstone church, is lovingly nestled in a garden of almost parterre-like sections inviting you down the path. Beyond the lych gate a pool is sheltered with thick plantings of Ou Hout, a pergola stands firm and proud under its heavy blanket of clematis, espaliered Methley plums stand with stretched arms the length of the potager garden, where herbs are ready for the picking – a peek inside this welcoming sanctuary would be impossible to resist! 

Directions: From the N3 north of Mooi River, take the Hidcote offramp, turn right and continue until you reach a T-Junction. Turn left and St Andrew’s Retreat is 100 metres further on the right.
GPS: -29.187101, 29.920624
Time to view: 15 minutes
Why visit: Historical and unique setting

  • Semi Wheelchair friendly
  • Dogs allowed
  • Picnic site