John & Jenny Robinson – Benvie

BENVIE

033-5029090 or 0824433805

Open:

24 September – 9 October (7 days a week)
Our entrance fee will remain at R5O per person (children under 12 free).
THURSDAYS over open garden ONLY will be Pensioners Day at R3O per person.
Gates are open from 9am – 4pm seven days a week.

Directions:

Leave the N3 at either the Midmar offramp or Tweedie/Howick North offramp. Both roads lead into Howick. Travel through Howick on Main Street and turn off at the Rietvlei/Karkloof Rd. From this point it is 35km to Benvie.
Just outside Howick, you willl pass the Ambers, continue on this tar road (which eventually becomes gravel).Your next landmark will be Mbona gate, on your right hand side. Carry straight on as you wind up a hill. Look for the 32km stone road. Then turn right onto the New Hanover/York road, which is signposted. Travel downhill for 3km. Turn left onto D583. Benvie is signposted and is 200m away.

 

Description:

This 30 hectare garden is a magnificent tribute to John Geekie who planted it 125 years ago and lovingly maintained by his family thereafter.
Conifers, azaleas, azalea mollis and rhodendrons abound while the trees and shrubs, sourced world-wide are spectacular. The birdlife is noteworthy. This garden warrants a full day’s visit and picnics are allowed. Bring sensible walking shoes as there is a beautiful pathway around the garden.

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