Back by popular demand, landscape architect and university lecturer, Clare Burgess’ walking tour of Arderne Gardens – a small public gem of a park off Main Rd, in Claremont (almost Kenilworth). With its collection of Champion Trees and huge exotics, unsurprisingly it is a Provincial Heritage Site. It was established way back in 1845 by Ralph Henry Arderne, a timber merchant originally from Cheshire, England. I will be giving a bit of history, but the focus will be on the landscaping – from the new and small to the majestic, huge trees (with a few surprises in-between).
I’m hoping being a Saturday we’ll see some of the wedding parties going there for pictures, as we leave. The outfits are amazing (and the joy).
- Allow two hours
- Price: R250 payable 10 days in advance, otherwise R300
- Small group so book with me soon: firstname.lastname@example.org WhatsApp/call: 072 377 8014
- In advance I’ll send you a brief history and practical details for the tour; in the meantime you might like downloading the Voice Map audio tour of the gardens (R30.90)
- Do ask if you would like this as a private tour – at a time and date to suit you and your ‘bubble’
- Don’t forget your mask and cancel if you feel unwell or have been with anyone likely to have Covid
Main image via Clare Gibbon.