Greyton Rose Fair dates for 2015: 24 – 25 October 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.
2015 Open Gardens
Please note that these gardens are only open during the Rose Fair weekend 24 & 25 October
And only when the Open garden sign is on display
14 DS Botha – Anna-Marie and James Remington-Hobbs. This compact garden is 7 years old and has a formal layout front and back as well as a small woodland area.
8 Vigne Lane – Davida and Bram Wind. A working country cottage garden, with greenhouse, meadow and lemon orchard. Lemon products on sale.
6 Vigne Lane – Jenny and David Hughes. A tranquil cottage garden, roses and shrubs surround a large
24 Vigne Lane – Bea and Hubertus Saurma – Jeltch An English Country garden
Open Sunday 25 October only
21 Queen Street – Marina Aguiar A wheelchair friendly sculpture garden
24a Oak Street – Adrienne and Brian Rogers An informal mixed cottage garden with roses, shrubs, fruit trees and vegetable garden
42 Oak – Angie and Rob Taylor An informal country garden facing the road, around the front, a large pond surrounded by trees and Arum lilies.
12 Regent Street – Mari and John Smalberger. A mixed country garden with a formal rose section.
32 Vlei Street – Anna and Cyril Walker A large garden with mature Oak trees, a mixture of roses and indigenous plants, a big pond and lawned area.
134 Main Road – Linda and Mike Ronquest A well established formal rose garden with mature trees.
Eco Lodge – Park Street, intersection West street Visit the vegetable gardens tended by the Eco crew kids.Vegetable planting session for children Saturday, between 2pm and 4pm with Marshall Rinquest
The Country Village. Stroll through the tranquil grounds of the retirement village with its varied small gardens. Enjoy the views from the verandah at the bowling hall where Tea and scones will be served on Sunday from 10:00 – 14:00. Paintings and tapestries for sale
Roos Laan. Take a horse-drawn cart or drive down Roos Laan and enjoy a number of open Gardens.
The Oaks Estate – Mariaan & Gert Ehlers. On the Riviersonderend road 10 km outside Greyton. Large lawned areas with mature oak trees and informal rose garden. This wedding venue is set against a backdrop of dramatic scenery. Open Saturday only. Tea and scones served