Richard & Paula Beddow



R103, Balgowan, near Michaelhouse School


073 152 9293

Weekends Open:

5 & 6 November 2016


Directions to the garden:

From Pietermaritzburg, take Howick North/Tweedie offramp, left at top of the offramp.  About 1.5km hit t-junction at everthing store – turn right onto R103.  From there go about 14.5km and you will pass Gunthers German Sausage/La Lampara road on your right, then you pass swissland cheese on your left, next gate on right is “Gowan Valley Guest Lodge” and our gate is about 300m past Gowan valley.  Our gate posts are 2 brick pillars with small rockery on either side and small wild olive trees.  There is a sign, “The Brook- Rich and Paula Beddow”.  From Notties side, we are 2km past Michealhouse School on the left.


The garden was started from scratch 5years ago and my gardener Samuel and I have slowly built the garden together.  I have tried to keep it mostly indigenous but there is a mixture of  plants – it is a very informal garden!  We have recently added a vegie garden which was a great success (although has just been discovered by the monkeys!)

Charity supported:

SPCA Mooiriver