The Cape Peninsula’s only rose picking facility, Chart Farm, offers a unique experience to lovers of roses. The garden is in full bloom, and a sea of beautifully coloured roses is available for picking by the public.

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William Shakespeare said ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’ Whether it’s the fragrance, beauty, or symbolism, roses are undeniably lovely. With Valentines Day coming around next month, why not hone your bouquet composing skills to create a gift as unique as your love?

Centrally located near Wynberg Park, only 20 minutes away from central Cape Town, Chart Farm provides a pleasant retreat from the city.

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Roses are available for picking or you can place a special order for collection. If you choose to pick your own roses, the Farm Stall supplies secateurs and buckets.

The farm boasts a wide variety of roses for picking, all with unique appearances and names. You can choose from:  BaronesseGranadaFrihsinnLady LikeHarmony,  HereroKristo PienaarBoksburg FantasiaDouble DelightElinaEthel DeaneEsther GeldenhuysJanine Herholdt, and Johannesburg Sun.

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The Chart Farm coffee shop, named The View at The Terrace, has a fresh look with a farm-style country feel. After your rose picking adventure, head over to enjoy the magnificent views of the Constantia Valley while you indulge in scrumptious home-made cakes, breakfasts and lunches.

Ludwigs Roses store
Ludwigs Roses caters to all the needs of rose enthusiasts. They sell fertilisers, compost, potting soil, apricot pip mulch, standard rose stakes, and rose sprays. They stock a limited range of gifts, rose flavoured sauces, spices and condiments, as well as rose gardening books.

Enjoy the scent of roses drifting through the air in the month of love.

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When Daily, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm until 31 March
Where Chart Farm, Klaassens Road, Wynberg Park, Wynberg, Cape Town
Cost R5 per rose
Contact +27 21 761 0434

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