28 – 30 October 2011
A feast of country pleasures
Bedford offers a lot more than one might imagine and whether you are an avid birder or a tree lover, there are many treasures to be found.
The charming, picturesque Settler village of Bedford, cradled at the foot of
the Kagaberg and regarded as the “jewel” of the Eastern Cape will again be
opening its beautiful gardens to the public during its annual Garden
The Country Fair which is once again in the grounds of St. Andrew’s Church offers the visitor plenty to tantalise the senses (sight,smell taste - stock up on Christmas gifts.)
The various stalls offer Deli items, biltong, gardenalia, bath & body and culinary products, hand-crafted gifts, jewellery, fresh produce, potted lavenders and other herbs as well as loads of interesting and delicious goodies.
Mix with the locals over a traditional braai and a cold beer or glass
of wine. Teas & Coffees with a range of cakes will also be available.
Bedford is renowned for its beautiful heritage roses. For the avid gardener,
there will a wide variety of Heritage Rose cultivars available for purchase.
For historical buffs, there’s a wealth of history to explore in the area. The
churches and many of the buildings and houses are wonderful examples of early
Spring comes early to this area of the Eastern Cape and October is the prime
month for viewing the unique landscaping and the wonderfully-picturesque
settings of the extensive farm and town gardens. Visitors can stroll through
masses of roses, daylilies, hydrangeas and hellebores and other plant varieties
or wander across emerald green lawns to discover some hidden garden treasure – a
water feature or a fascinating plant. There are more than 24 splendid town and
farm gardens to choose from.
Visit the website where you will find the full list of planned events and suggested itineraries.
It is a good idea to plan your trip in advance so that you can take in as much as possible and have a truly memorable “Bedford” experience.
For detailed information please visit their website by clicking on the logo :-
Bedford Garden Festival