Company Gardens & Chart Rose Farm

Here are some photo’s from a day that started in the Company Garden’s in Cape Town city centre, and ended in the Chart Rose Farm.

The garden is in Queen Victoria street, near the top end of Adderly street and it’s next to the Parliament buildings. There are quite a few things to see and do around there as the planetarium is there, as well as the museum, holocaust centre, national library and St George’s cathedral. Alternatively you could just wander around with a R5 packet of peanuts and feed the squirrels like we did…

The squirrels are incredibly tame and quite cheeky so watch out for them.

IMG_7081 IMG_7082 IMG_7090  There is some more info here

We then made our way to the Chart Rose Farm. Although the roses are beautiful, don’t bank on having lunch there, their menu isn’t very great and they don’t have any options for children. They do offer fresh cakes so perhaps that is a better bet. IMG_7095 You hand in your car keys and they give you a bucket and the cutters. You can roam around picking as many roses as you like, I found that the two-toned ones had a much stronger scent.

The roses cost R5 a stem and ours lasted for about 12 days, it is better to pick the closed buds as they do last much longer. IMG_7101 IMG_7105 IMG_7108 IMG_7121  The farm was purchased in the 1930’s and has been in the same family ever since then.

There is more info here on the Chart Rose Farm. IMG_7123 IMG_7129

I hope you have enjoyed this post, Love Quartz

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