Put our gardens on your route when travelling through the Garden Route

The Garden Route is so named because of the beautiful, lush, natural beauty of the area. And if the untended ‘garden’ is that beautiful, you can only imagine what some of Knysna’s best gardens must look like.

Fantastically formal gardens will be on display. Image from http://bit.ly/ZXSvOH
Fantastically formal gardens will be on display.
Image from http://bit.ly/ZXSvOH

Except for the weekend of 25 and 26 October. You won’t have to wonder what our glorious gardens look like during this weekend, as the cream of Knysna’s gardening crop will be washing their green fingers before welcoming you into their most private sanctuaries.

Viewers will revel in the calm and tranquility of the gardens on show. Image from http://bit.ly/ZXSvOH
Viewers will revel in the calm and tranquility of the gardens on show.
Image from http://bit.ly/ZXSvOH

These glorious, private gardens are not usually open to the public but, with the kind consent of the owners, Open Gardens of Knysna invites you to visit 11 wondrous, uniquely charming gardens. Gardens are on show in Belvidere, Leisure Isle, Thesen Islands and Estuary Heights, representing the best from farm gardens to town gardens.

But a garden party isn’t a party without tea and cakes, so please do enjoy the delicious treats at Belvidere Manor and the Island Coffee Shop on Leisure Isle. And, as an added extra, the Belvidere show gardens will also host exhibitions of art and ceramics. Tickets are available from the Sotheby’s offices in Woodmill Lane, on Leisure Isle and Thesen Islands, and funds raised will be shared amongst charities nominated by the gardens.

Be sure to take lots of notes when visiting the gardens for your own inspiration! Image from http://bit.ly/ZXSvOH
Be sure to take lots of notes when visiting the gardens for your own inspiration!
Image from http://bit.ly/ZXSvOH

Please email knysnaopengardens@gmail.com for more information, or phone Georgie 044 3824608, Denise 044 3841896, Stella 044 3821334, Carol 044 3841354 or Esther 072 4661781.