LOCATION: Old Nectar, Jonkershoek
LEADER: André van Graan
It is a great privilege to visit Old Nectar at this time of the year when the roses will still be in bloom and Una van der Spuy, the owner, will show us around her famous garden and also inside her home which was built in 1814 on the farm Nectar, dating back to the late 1600’s.
General and Mrs van der Spuy bought the farm in 1942 and the garden is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in South Africa. It is a national monument.
In 2009 ‘’Old Nectar, A Garden for All Seasons’’ was published and this superb book is illustrated with over 200 of her magnificent photographs.
Andre van Graan will lead us on 22 October and later take us to Lanzerac, which is also one of the oldest farms in the Jonkershoek Valley. Bring along a picnic and a camera.