Durbanville Rose Garden

Durbanville Rose Garden, photo courtesy William Murphy

When blooms on thousands of rose bushes in Cape Town’s Durbanville Rose Garden unfurl their tender petals to the warming sun, the profusion of colour makes for a truly beautiful and uplifting spectacle.

The garden
Durbanville’s extensive 3.5ha garden includes 500 varietals and 4 500 rose bushes, as well as trial beds, which are used by many international nurseries to test new roses.

In 1979 the first rose bushes were planted in the garden and in 1981 test beds were dug. Today gardening enthusiasts can take pleasure in strolling past the layout of hybrid teas along Drakenstein Street, viewing beds of miniatures, finding the gazebo that includes the “Fairest Cape” rose, stopping for a cuppa at the tea garden, discovering the beauty of medal-winning roses, learning about special antique roses planted around graves and appreciating the magnificence of floribundas and climbers.

Opening hours
The garden is open from sunrise to sunset. Tea is served in the clubhouse on Sunday afternoons from October to May.

For more information:

Contact the facilities manager Phumi Kwayimani on cell: +27 (0) 79 739 7100 or at his office: +27 (0) 21 948 8717 (the office is not situated on the premises). 

For general enquiries call +27 (0) 21 976 3414 during office hours

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