My husband and I did something different on Sunday – we visited Chart Farm in Wynberg Park and picked our own roses! I had been earlier in the year only to find that roses are seasonal and I was a few weeks to late but taking my flowering Iceberg rose at home as an indication that other roses might also be blooming we made our way to the farm. Located near Wynberg Park, Chart Farm and its farm style environment is well worth a visit.
There are a wide variety of roses and they are available for pick-your-own (a bucket and secateurs are provided) or alternatively you can purchase the blooms ready picked. It is lovely though to wander the terraces, admiring the gorgeous colours on display and taking in the views of the Constantia Valley. The cost to pick your own is R4 per stem Monday to Saturday. Sunday picking is half price; R2 per stem. Already picked roses are R5.50 per stem.
Being a farm, the farm stall offers fresh, seasonal farm produce which include lemons, limes, grapes, veges and chestnuts. For the keen gardeners compost and mulch are available to purchase per bag. If you need larger quantities a bulk delivery could be arranged.
The views are there to be enjoyed and what better way to do that than by stopping for tea at The Terrace Coffee Shop.
Home-made cakes as well as breakfast and lunch are served between 9am to 4.30pm (with last orders at 4.00pm) daily.
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