We believe Vita Sackville-West would be proud of the white garden ‘room’ at Cavers. It was established by Ken’s mother, inspired by Vita’s iconic white garden at Sissinghurst Castle (UK). Rozanne has gardened here for 27 years and the white garden seems to get better than ever each spring. But it isn’t all white. Rozanne has a very special and subtle touch with colour gradations. The visitor who looks closely will be rewarded with interesting ideas. Rozanne has maintained the underlying ‘bone-structure’ of the original garden while allowing it to evolve in response to the changing needs of the family - grandchildren are now frequent visitors. Ten years ago we saw masses of pretty annuals here; now more perennials and shrubs create the special effects.
The garden was featured in Garden & Home magazine this year.
TEAS/COFFEE, LUNCH: steak strips on roosterbrood with sauces
SUNDAY CONCERT 11:30 - 14:30 sponsored by Pam Golding Properties. The Festival Trio plays light classics and Broadway favourites. Entry: From 10:30, R40 at the farm gate for concert and garden entry.(From 8:00 - 10:30 and 14:30 - 17:00 entry (garden only) is R20.)
Take the R63 east out of Bedford or west out of Adelaide. 9.3 km from Bedford (or 13.2 km from Adelaide) is the turn off to the Cowie Valley. There is also a sign to Cavers. Follow this gravel road for 3.4 km and then turn left at the intersection. After 3.6 km you will find the entrance to Cavers clearly marked on the right. Follow the driveway down to the main farmhouse where your hosts will meet you.