Walled Garden 30 years young

2019-10-29 06:00
The Walled Garden at Stellenberg Garden in Kenilworth. The internationally acclaimed private garden will be open to the public on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November.

The Walled Garden at Stellenberg Garden in Kenilworth. The internationally acclaimed private garden will be open to the public on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November.

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The Walled Garden, an iconic part of the seven-acre Stellenberg Garden in Kenilworth, turns 30 this year and members of the public are invited to come and join in the celebrations on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November when Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone will open their garden to visitors.

The Walled Garden was developed on what was originally a tennis court.

The English designer, David Hicks, designed the formal garden based on the classic idea of a walled garden, to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of the Ovenstones in 1989.

After 30 years the garden room continues to honour the legacy and style of Hicks while constantly evolving as the garden and it surrounds matures and changes.

Enclosed by a whitewashed wall, covered in heritage climbing roses, the walled garden is divided in two by a brick pathway. An asymmetrical layout of knee-height clipped hedges gives the garden its architectural structure.

Stellenberg Gardens has been featured on the BBC television series Around the World in 80 Gardens and is the subject of the book Stellenberg: The Story of a Garden.

The eighteenth-century manor house located on the property is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Peninsula.

Besides its historical architecture and beautiful gardens, there are other hidden treasures to see.

Several sculpture installations, representing lightness of being (Wings), sense of humour (Dancing Hare), renewal (Fallen Tree Installation), bless the fish (Gatekeeper), silent strength (Owl) and balance (3 Figures), are displayed in different parts of the garden.

St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children (SJH) has again been selected as the charity to receive the proceeds raised on these days.

Donations will go directly to its “Adopt-a-bed” project. The shortfall per bed is about R39 000 per annum and SJH hopes to raise R100 000.

“We are extremely grateful to the Ovenstones for selecting St Joseph’s as a beneficiary, again,” Thea Patterson, director of SJH says.

The gardens at 30 Oak Avenue, Kenilworth, will be open from 09:30 to 17:30.

Tickets are R50 per person and R30 for tea or coffee with refreshments.

Children under 12 enter free of charge (Zapper and cash only). Two R5 000 Spar vouchers will be part of a lucky draw.

  • For more info on SJH or to support the organisation, call 021 934 0352, email alrika@stjosphshome.org.za or visit its website at www.stjosephshome.org.za.

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