Tuesday, March 31, 2009
31 March,'09: An old time garden in Irene
The second visit I made last Saturday was to the original farmhouse and garden of the Irene Dairy Farm in the old and stately suburb of Irene on the southern outskirts of Pretoria.
Why do we take uncomfortable and expensive flights trips to Europe when we have such beauty here?
A sculpture of tree trunks.
And a gracious sun-spattered avenue.
The local Rotary club hosted tea and cake in the grounds and local artists showed their wares.
A secret glade.
Indigeneous crocosmias tell us that autumn is on the way.
Black and white swans complete the picture.
Not a bad afternoon's entertainment at ZAR 10 (one US dollar) per visit? For South African readers, do buy The Gardener mag at your local store. It is reasonable, full of gardening tips and advertises the open gardens in all major centres. Nope, I am not on the editorial!