Stroll through the gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort  

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EDIT: Due to the rain forecast for this weekend, the event has been postponed to November 27 and 28, 2021.

In celebration of Garden Day, The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia is opening its magnificent gardens to members of the public on the weekend of October 16 and 17, 2021. All proceeds are in aid of the hotel’s chosen charity, St Luke’s Hospice, which provides palliative care to more than 650 patients daily, as well as support to their families.

Spring has sprung in the Cape and flowers are in full bloom, providing the opportunity for those with green fingers and an interest in gardens, to down their own garden tools, relax and enjoy the warm hospitality of The Liz McGrath Collection. The gardens will be open between 11am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may be bought on arrival at R100 per person (free for children under two and R50 for children up to the age of 10). The ticket includes guided garden tours throughout the day, as well as a cup of tea and a scone to be enjoyed on the terrace or Hohenort lawns.

Testament to a rich history, trees in the surrounding forest of the gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort date back 300 years to when it was known as Klaasenbosch Farm. The garden spreads across nine acres and boasts magnificent views of the Table Mountain range. It contains myriad of delights, from the Picnic Garden and Hohenort Lawns which are favourite wedding venues, to a structured garden with a beautiful water feature, and several ponds. The Formal Rose Garden includes the Liz McGrath Rose, which was hybridised in 2003 to commemorate the late Mrs McGrath’s 80th birthday.

Other eco-zones within the gardens include the herb, vegetable and citrus gardens which grow fresh produce for the hotel kitchens. Nine hundred and fifty vines are watered by Mother Nature and produce approximately 500 bottles of The Cellars Hohenort dessert wine, Vin de Hohenort, each year.

Call 021 794 2137 or email [email protected]

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All three hotels within The Liz McGrath Collection were voted among the top hotels in all of Southern Africa in Condé Nast’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, Hermanus’s favourite boutique hotel, The Marine, pictured above, made great strides moving into fourth place with a score of 99.28, while sister-hotels The Cellars-Hohenort retained its spot at number 15, and The Plettenberg holds 24th place.

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