⁕ Old Nectar Gardens

These gardens are permanently open.

Special Open Day: Friday 3 November – Sunday 5 November 2023

Set among the magnificent sandstone mountains ranges of the Jonkershoek valley, 7km from the centre of Stellenbosch, the Old Nectar gardens are the creation of Una van der Spuy, the doyen of South African gardening.
Una created these gardens during the 71 years that Old Nectar was her home; from 1941 to her death in 2012, aged 100.

The gardens at Old Nectar extend over two hectares, comprising of a collection of individual garden areas, each with its own character; the Front garden, the Rose garden, the Pergola garden, Kennie’s Bench garden, the Waterfall garden, the Millstone terrace and the newly developed Indigenous garden and Woodland terrace garden. These gardens are set among 200-year oak trees.

Time: 09:00 – 18:00
Entrance: R 50 per adult, under 18 free.
Open Day Fees often go towards Animal Welfare, Stellenbosch. Cash payment when entering at Old Nectar Gate.
Enquiries: 021 866 1133, info@oldnectar.com, www.oldnectar.com
Directions: From the R44 in Stellenbosch, take Merriman Avenue and at the traffic circle follow the directions to the Jonkershoek Valley. The Old Nectar Historical Garden is 5.4km from the traffic circle.

Old Nectar Open Garden

Wheelchair friendly
Dogs allowed on leashes
Picnic sites