Stellenberg Open Day is an event for garden lovers which aims to raise funds for St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children.
Tucked away in one of the busy suburbs of Cape Town, Stellenberg Gardens in Kenilworth can be described as one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone’s beautiful five-acre garden has a quiet and unassuming presence which surprises both the first time and regular visitor. It is internationally acclaimed having been featured on the BBC television series ‘Around the World in 80 Gardens’, and the subject of the book Stellenberg: The Story of a Garden. The eighteenth-century manor house is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Cape Peninsula, with a perfectly proportioned, classic Cape Dutch Façade.
St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children has been selected as the charity to receive the proceeds on these open days. Donations go directly to its “Adopt-a-bed” project. The shortfall per bed is about R39 000 p.a. and SJH hopes to raise at least R100 000. The event also includes a lucky draw with 2x Spar vouchers worth R5 000 each to win.
Tickets available at the gate.
Venue: Stellenberg Gardens, 30 Oak Ave, Kenilworth
Time: 9:30am to 7:30pm
Cost: Adults R50 | Children U12 free | Garden tea R30