The garden is surrounded on two sides by magnificent Cape Dutch houses and thus the garden is designed to highlight the historic views and emphases the traditional agricultural atmosphere of the area. The garden was designed for us by renowned gardener Bridget Kipley. In July 2014, we started laying out a formal ornamental Kitchen garden, but things only really got going in April 2015 when we finished repairing the water reservoir and turned on the irrigation.
Open to visitors seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, the gardens have become an additional tourist attraction in Tulbagh. In addition to its educational benefits, we now grow around 40 types of fruit, vegetable and herbs that we supply to both Tulbagh residents and local restaurants. The garden aims to grow beautiful produce year round to the benefit of our partners, founders, workers, volunteers and community. Visitors can orders seasonal produce in the garden or at Cape Dutch Quarters’ reception.