Bedford Garden Festival - 2018
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Bedford, EC South Africa
The annual Bedford Garden Festival – is an Eastern Cape Midlands country lifestyle adventure that attracts visitors from all over South Africa.
Now for four days gardeners and nature-loving families will explore our country roads, discovering 10 of our magnificent farm gardens and making new friends.
In Bedford there are more open gardens, plant nurseries, two market hubs, lots of shopping, live music and the warm hospitality and scrumptious food we are known for.
Bedford Garden Festival – Open Gardens
Atlantic Chef’s Garden
Six large raised beds celebrate the beauty of edible plants grown in rich compost, enjoying full sun, rainwater and maximum love and attention daily from the gardeners, hotel staff and visitors. This happy place supplies the hotel and our deli with vegetables, herbs and garnishes and inspires others to grow edibles in the front garden as a focal point.
Formal design underpins all the decisions Barrie makes in her garden which consists of six distinct ‘rooms’ mostly constructed on a strong axes with entrance, focal point and balanced quadrants. In each of her garden ‘rooms’, the choice of plants and colours is limited and disciplined to create powerful effects in keeping with the dominating and strongly symmetrical presence of the gabled white house. Barrie uses masses of white Iceberg roses to create a visual bond between house and garden.
Ria’s generous, exhuberant spirit is manifest in her colour-filled garden. The fairy-tale atmosphere of the old woodland garden has been revitalised with bold splashes of sunlight and fresh air.
And a lot more gardens………
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