Greyton Rose Fair dates for 2015: 24 – 25 October 2015
UPDATE (12 March 2015): Inspired by the Scarborough Fair song by Simon and Garfunkel –
Parsley, Sage, Roses and Thyme is the theme of the 2015 Greyton Rose Fair.
The Rose Show is the heart of the Greyton Rose Fair. Greyton is renowned for its rose gardens – the sight of roses growing randomly over a pergola or swaying gently in a glorious tumble, the fragrance, and the sheer magnificent beauty of the blooms inspires local gardeners to spend many hours nurturing their roses in order to produce the beautiful blooms that fill the hall over the Rose Fair.
Greyton Rose Fair was started some 23 years ago by the Greyton Seniors’ Centre, who were already very involved with the feeding of needy people in the Greyton village. What started as a small fair has grown over the years to an enormous event which is a fixture on the Western Cape social calendar and has become well-known throughout our country. The Rose Show attracts people country-wide, as do the impressive open gardens. Added to this is the wonderful Greyton Rose Fair Open Air Market which boasts around 100 stalls.
The Rose Fair involves the entire village and local shops, restaurants, artists, schools, and churches get involved to make this a wonderful weekend for visitors and locals to enjoy.
Please note that these gardens are only open during the Rose Fair weekend 25 & 26 October 2015 and only when the Open Garden sign is on display
14 DS Botha – Peta and Ian Levin. This compact garden is five years old and has a formal layout front and back as well as a small woodland area.
6 Vigne Lane – Jenny and David Hughes. A tranquil cottage garden, roses and shrubs surround a large pond.
8 Vigne Lane – Davida and Bram Wind. A working country cottage garden, with greenhouse, meadow and lemon orchard. Lemon products on sale. Open on Sunday ONLY.
12 Regent Street – Mari and John Smalberger. A mixed country garden with a formal rose section.
132 Main Road – Toni and Andrew Dalling. A well established mixed garden with many mature trees, large ponds, indigenous planting, roses and vegetables.
134 Main Rd – Mike and Linda Ronquest An elegant sophisticated rose garden.
33 Park Street – Fam. Bothma This fun loving garden is full of surprises.
42 Oak Street – Rob and Angie Taylor. A country cottage frontage, a large pond surrounded by mature trees, Arum lilies and lawn around the back.
19 & 21 Queen Street – Marina Aguiar. Sculpture Garden – wheelchair friendly.
The Country Village. Stroll through the tranquil grounds of the retirement village with its interesting, varied small gardens.
Echo Lodge – Intersection Park and West Street. An opportunity to observe or participate in an all day tree planting ceremony by “Green Pop”.
Wheatlands Guest House – Cecil and Mieke Burrow 9 km’s out of Greyton on the Heuningkloof estate, (follow the signs on the Kriege Road) this home has a formal rose garden, sprawling meadowland, grape vines and incredible views.
Heuwelkroon: Hill Crescent extension – Sandra Carstens. A large rose garden, most roses propagated by Sandra and her family.
Bosmanskloof: Roos Laan. Take a horse-drawn cart or drive down Roos Laan and enjoy a number of open Gardens.