We are reimagining and redeveloping our Werf Food Garden, reflecting our commitment to sustainable practices, pioneering regenerative farming techniques, and an authentic farm-to-table experience.
The Countdown Begins
The wait is almost over! By December 2023, our Food, Flowers, and Fynbos Garden will be in full bloom, offering a memorable experience. Early 2024 will see the completion of our captivating Rose Garden and Tree-Lined Avenue.
Textures and Tranquillity
Our Gardens have been designed by award-winning and internationally acclaimed Andy Jasper, Special Advisor to Boschendal, together with Landscape Architect James Furse-Roberts, and will be implemented by Alan Dawson Gardens in collaboration with the Boschendal gardens team.
The garden plan features an arc of vegetables and herb beds, carefully intersected with wooden planters for ease of management. These beds will not only provide the farm’s eateries with fresh produce but will also serve as a visual representation of the farm-to-table experience, connecting visitors to the source of their culinary delights.
The garden unfolds further with an arc of cutting flowers, fynbos, and a beautifully designed rose and sculpture garden. A nursery and greenhouse will nurture the growth of plants, while a picking garden allows visitors to harvest their own ingredients, engaging them in the farming process. A pavilion, benches and water feature invite moments of relaxation, nestled within lush greenery.
Nothing Will Go To Waste
Our old garden plants have been transferred to production plots and many trees and structures will be reused or donated to our partner charities, Bertha and Philippi Village.
Storytelling and Regenerative Farming
As part of the new garden plan, we will incorporate a model farm that showcases our regenerative farming techniques, emphasising their positive impact on the land. Guests will be able to witness first-hand the dedication and care we invest in sustainable agriculture, fostering a deeper connection with the food they consume.