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Heritage village Heritage village 21st - 23rd September

Heritage weekend celebrates

McGregor Magic

Open Garden Festival

Robertson red vygie (Drosanthemum speciosum)Robertson red vygie (Drosanthemum speciosum)You are invited to enjoy the Western Cape’s seasonal splash of colour in a quaint, heritage village. So, make it a diary date for Heritage weekend 2019....

  • Lei water historically provided for fruit irrigation, with sluits still used today - Mountain rain fed to semi-Karoo arid land, now being gardened.

  • Private gardens include indigenous/water-wise and more formal planting.

  • Horticultural specialists feature in demos & presentations.

  • A ‘Secret Temenos garden’, Millstone Pottery hand-potted planters &  sunken ‘Reservoir garden’ are to be experienced.

  • Refreshments include locally grown herb teas & homebaking, with eateries offering special garden menus & of course, a Heritage Braai.

  • Organic food gardens & restaurant provisions are to be demonstrated.

  • Al Fresco activities of art displays, music/dancing, plus market & plant sales.

 

 Old MillOld MillPrizes can be won – see media details www.facebook.com/mcgregormagic/

Stay in Heritage accommodation, to walk the pretty preserved village, with access to centrally located gardens & nature reserves nearby

 www.tourismmcgregor.co.za or call +27(0)23 625 1954

‘Did you know?’  

The village was planned & irrigated to produce fruit for Cape Town, but the Ox-trail through the Riviersondered Mountains was never completed? This is now a hiking trail.

You can also walk where the underlying geology is some of the oldest on the planet - even before oxygen was in the atmosphere? Table Mountain Sandstone (c450M yrs) emerges at The Krans fault.

The valley was the biggest Apricot growing area of the country?

The rain ‘shadow’ results in the low lying valley between the Riviersonderend & Langeberg of the Cape fold mountains?

SANBI outreach gardenSANBI outreach gardenThis was an ancient sea and trilobytes have been found in gardens.

There are 175 different bird species identified in nearby Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve? These include the Fish Eagle and orange collared Sunbird, only found in mountain regions.

Healing herbalists serve the village just as the San who lived here? The same indigenous flora previously supported Stone Age man who left tools of 260k yrs.

There is a garden with spiritual centres to all faith?

You can view art made from botanical elements, like palm & pods or coffee? See chandeliers at African Queen studio or paintings at Edna Fourie’s Gallery.