Spring has sprung in the Cape and flowers are in full bloom, showcasing a colourful parade while exuding sweet scents – a real treat for those who stand in awe of magnificent gardens. And while you might enjoy sprinkling some love in your own backyard, it’s time to put down those garden tools, relax and enjoy the warm hospitality of The Liz McGrath Collection.
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Trees in the surrounding forest of the gardens date back 300 years to when it was known as Klaasenbosch Farm, and the garden spreads across nine acres. It boasts magnificent views of the Table Mountain range contains myriad of delights from the Picnic Garden and Hohenort Lawns, to a structured garden with a beautiful water feature, and several ponds.
The Formal Rose Garden includes the Liz McGrath Rose, which was hybridised in 2003 to commemorate the late Mrs McGrath’s 80th birthday. Other eco-zones within the gardens include the Herb, Vegetable and Citrus Gardens which grow fresh produce for the hotel kitchens.
950 vines are watered by Mother Nature and produce approximately 500 bottles of The Cellars Hohenort dessert wine, Vin de Hohenort, each year.
Tickets can be bought on arrival at The Cellars Hohenort at R100 per person (free for children under 2 and R50 for children up to the age of 10). This includes guided garden tours throughout the day, as well as a cup of tea and a scone to be enjoyed on the terrace or Hohenort lawns.
All proceeds are in aid of the hotel’s chosen charity, St Luke’s Hospice, which provides palliative care to more than 650 patients daily, as well as support to their families.
Location: 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town