… is the largest flowers how of its kind in South Africa and every year in the Expo Hall in Bredasdorp. This town is one of the main agri/horti-cultural hubs in the country. The exhibition started last Thursday and will last until this Sunday 21 August. Opening times 9 AM to 4 PM. Admission: R 100.00 pp.
Hopefully the organisers change the present lightbulbs with daylight bulbs for the next edition….
One of the numerous places off the beaten track in South Africa: Napier Mountain with its magnificent views that even on a hazy day (when the pictures were shot) reach 50 kilometer and further (with a 300mm lens). Imagine seeing 10,000 square kilometer below your toes while making a turn of 360 degrees. That includes the Southernmost tip of the African Continent and places like Elim, Struisbaai, Caledon and Arniston. And at the foothills in the valley is Napier. Another ‘attraction’ in the mountain is a walk to the Bat Cave. It’s a moderate hike but watch out for the bee swarms once you enter the cave.
Dairy farm at the South side of the mountain
on top of the mountain
Aghulas Plain with the sea(-mist) at the horizon
Bat Cave. Watch out for the bee swarms
Riviersonderend Mountains at Caledon
Swellendam is somewhere behind the mountain het the horizon
You can see at the vegetation where the water flows during the rain season
This Sunday 24 January second SALE but this time with a time slot. 2-2.5 hrs per customer/collector. First SALE last Sunday was very successful. Still hundreds of (some rare) plants on display.
In a few months time we move to another place. We can either take our collection with us (well, we take some for sure) or sell. We have chosen for the latter option.
Huge collection cacti and (African) succulent plants for sale. Ideal for landscaping. A.o.: Cycads (with permit), Aloes, Cyphostemmas, Azuro cacti, Boojum tree, Mammillarias. Adenias, Adeniums, Old Man’s Beard, Pachypodium (Geha, Lamerei), Agaves, Neobuxbaumia (cactus), Fero cacti, Astrophytum, Pine-apple trees, etc. All together hundreds plants from small (also in pots) to 2m high.
This Sunday we will work with a time slot per collector/customer (2-2.5 hrs each) so booking is needed. We intend to give each and everyone full individual attention.
Email me (greenc -at- omail.co.za) for details and bookings. First booked = first in!!! (first bookings are already in)
Stanford is only 90 minutes easy driving from Cape Town. Take the N2 to Caledon. Turn right to Bredasdorp and follow this road for approx 20 km (in Caledon: do NOT take a turn towards Hermanus). Turn right to Stanford.
Every now and then we do an upmarket landscaping project with spin off from our garden. Clients are expected to actively participate in the work; just to get the ‘succulent feeling’. We love landscaping minimalism gardens.
SATURDAY 4 JULY between 10AM and 2PM: Annual succulent plant SALE at The Green Cathedral of South Africa: from R 15.00 to R .,000.00 including large cacti and cycads (with permit). 26A De Bruyn Street , Stanford (between Church & Caledon str).
Many indigenous (South) African succulents next to some exotic cacti. All ‘descendants’ of the historical garden we restored between 2000 and 2011 before our move to Stanford. Click on the link for cultivation guidelines; look under ‘Categories’ (in right column) for desired subject and click on it. For example ‘cultivation‘. Another link is the FB-page of The Green Cathedral of South Africa.