Stellenbosch Garden Town is back! And you know what that means – 10 days of Stellenbosch showing off all of its natural beauty. Think of Garden Town as a uniquely local take on the famous flower festival of Girona in Spain. From 20-30 October, visit Stellenbosch for garden tours, guided walks, art exhibitions, and, very importantly, wining and dining.
Here’s what is on offer at Spier:
Spier Food Garden Workshop: Making compost easy
Step inside Spier Food Garden for a hands-on, interactive workshop that will help you get started growing your own nutritious food at home. With our expert food grower Megan McCarthy leading the way, you will learn how to mimic the greatest teacher of them all – nature – to make your soil more fertile. Receive top tips on making and maintaining compost heaps, getting your carbon and nitrogen ratios spot on, and brewing your own fascinating micro-organism inoculants. Complete the experience with our Spring organic wine pairing.
22 October, 8:30-15:00, R900pp including lunch our Spring organic wine pairing.
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Meet the Tree-preneurs
Meeting Spier’s Tree-preneurs will leave you feeling inspired and hopeful in the knowledge that the future of our indigenous trees and plants is in safe hands. Not usually open to the public, visitors will learn about the exciting work we’re doing to make our farm – and the planet – even greener. Our project manager Lesley will walk you through the nursery and share uplifting stories about the project and its people.
25 & 27 October, 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00, R120pp.
Spier River Walk
Everyone should go on this walk but this is especially true if you love proteas, fynbos and other wildflowers. Meet Spier’s Nursery Manager Wilton Sikhosana for a guided River Walk, starting at the Manor House and following a circular path to explore diverse and interesting plants and flowers from Spier’s rehabilitation project.
20 & 26 October, 12:00, R120pp.
Garden inspired food & wine
A trip into the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands would not be complete without sampling good food and wine. Great news then, Spier has both in abundance. Test your taste buds at the Tasting Room with our new Spring wine and food pairing. Four carefully selected Spier wines interact playfully with unique food choices, leaving your mouth wanting more.
When you’re done, grab a seasonally-inspired picnic basket and find a patch of lush green lawn or a shady spot underneath an ancient oak tree to enjoy. Lay down your picnic blanket (supplied with your basket) and take your time listening to birds chirp, children play and farm life pass you by.
Book your Stay at Spier Hotel
Spier is a fantastic place to visit, and we get it that you don't want to say goodbye just yet. Why not stay at Spier Hotel for a night or two? You'll feel like you've stumbled into a quaint village full of sweetly singing birds and friendly faces. Enjoy 15% off our best available rate with our Summer Special.