Saturday, 16 February 2013
BotSoc presents two very different gardens overlooking the sea at Brighton Beach. The tour will commence at garden no. 1, the home of Tim and Nick Hancock, a 7-acre estate which they have owned for 50 years. During this time they have transformed it from paddocks with Norfolk Pines and Casuarinas, rose garden and tennis court, to one of sweeping lawns with water features shaded by indigenous trees, which are a haven for birds and other wildlife. On the seaward side of the property there are panoramic views from the cliff-side where the dune bush has been maintained as an integral part of the garden.
Garden no. 2 is the stunning home of Louise Colvin. This is a small indigenous garden which Louise created in 2007 with help and advice from Elsa Pooley. Elsa will be in attendance at this garden.
Refreshments will be served on the terrace from where you may enjoy the spectacular sea views and coastal bush.
Safe and secure parking is at garden no 1, however parking is limited at garden no. 2 and visitors are requested to share transport for the short distance (too far to walk) to garden no. 2. Directions will be sent on confirmation of booking.
Tours of up to two hours in total will start promptly at 08:30, 10:30 and 14:30 respectively.
Booking and pre-payment are essential. Members: R40 for adults and R20 for children; Non-members: R45 for adults and R25 for children. Price includes tea and cake.
Numbers are limited to 20 people per tour. To book, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 031 201 5111 on Mondays and Thursdays between 10:00 and 16:00 or cell 071 869 3693.
Proceeds to the Botanical Education Trust.