Durbanville Rose Garden
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.
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.
The garden is open from sunrise to sunset. Tea is served in the clubhouse on Sunday afternoons from October to May. Contact Altus de Wet for further information on +27 (0)21 976 5179 or +27 (0)82 332 0545.
- Phone: +27 (0)21 976 5179 or +27 (0)82 332 0545
- Website: http://www.capetown.gov.za/EN/PARKS/FACILITIES/Pages/DurbanvilleRoseGarden.aspx
- Physical Address: Durban Road, Durbanville
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