Explore the Manor House Garden by Franchesca Watson
Literally on top of a hill, with 360-degree views reaching all the way to Table Mountain, the garden is laid out formally in the rectangular space between various Cape Dutch farm-style buildings. Always breezy, and sometimes downright windy, the space has been divided into a series of rooms bounded by protective hedges and sturdy evergreen trees, each space having its own playful character. There is a white water garden, a bougainvillea maze, a zig-zag grass parterre, topiary courts, and various colour gardens featuring the roses that are the owners’ passion. The central lawned driveway is the spine from which the first magnificent views of the house are glimpsed and along which the garden unfolds.
Garden designed by Franchesca Watson and tour conducted by resident landscaper Waldo Groenewald.
The duration of this tour is about one hour with a complimentary tea or coffee in the restaurant afterward.
The tours will be held on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th and 10th of October – from 9:00am – 10:00am
Guests are invited to enjoy a complementary tea or coffee at Gåte Restaurant after the tour has concluded.