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When staying at the magnificent guesthouse, Evertsdal, one will certainly want to explore the many wonders that Cape Town has to offer, and there certainly are many.

One does not have to travel far to find some exquisite sites that are well worth visiting.

As the cliché goes: “wake up and smell the roses” so after waking up to smell the delicious brew of Evertsdal’s coffee, a visit to The Durbanville Rose Garden is something well worth being on the “to do” list!

Besides the Durbanville Winelands, which are a must to visit, THE DURBANVILLE ROSE GARDEN is something quite beautiful and should not be missed.

Located extremely close to Evertsdal makes for ease of convenience. If one is a nature lover and moreover, a lover of roses, this is a tranquil and enjoyable outing which will appeal to most of one’s senses.

This beautiful and award-winning rose garden is an iconic part of the Durbanville area. It serves as a global rose nursery for young roses and is one of only three trial rose gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. The garden is very popular for wedding photographs in the summer months.

Visitors may enjoy tea served by various charity organisations on Sundays, from 14:30 to 17:30, in the garden’s tearoom, October to May. Six full-time council gardeners tend to the roses throughout the year and are assisted by volunteers from the Friends of the Rose Garden. Public picking of roses is not permitted, but pruning demonstrations are given twice a year.

The Durbanville Rose Garden was established in 1979 as an initiative of the Western Cape Rose Society under the auspices of Mr and Mrs Lindner and the Durbanville Municipality. Part of the garden is located on land that originally formed part of the Old Eversdal Estate and was donated by the Schabort Family. The rose garden now encloses the Schabort family burial ground and memorial. The first roses were planted in 1979 and the trial garden began in 1981. The garden was officially opened by Gene Louw in 1983.

Botanical highlights include: ∙ 500 varieties ∙ 4500 rose bushes ∙ Beds of medal winners ∙ Antique roses ∙ Hybrid teas ∙ Floribundas ∙ Climbers and shrubs ∙ Gazebo that includes the ‘Fairest Cape’ rose.

Features and facilities

  • Footpath and trails
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Disability access
  • Parking
  • Public toilets
  • Specialist garden

For further information, contact:

Evangeline Ratchell
Telephone: 021 948 8717
Address: 33 Drakenstein Rd, Durbanville Hills, Cape Town,