G&Ts on the lawn? Soothing string music and high tea? It all sounds rather refined, as you’d expect of an event hosted at the elegant Cellars-Hohenort, which is welcoming spring with two lavish garden celebrations: the Spring Garden Rose Tea Party on 20 October, and Open Gardens on 2 and 3 November.
The smell of spring: Rose Tea Party
Three hundred years’ worth of history imbue the lush gardens of this esteemed hotel in Constantia; the magnificent rose garden, however, is a relatively recent addition and is home to over 2 500 blooms. Guests to the event are invited to dress in white with a touch of rose. Think buttonhole roses, pocket posies, floral-patterned accessories and flower crowns. As befits the grand tradition of garden parties, dating back to the Victorian era, there will be live string music to complement the tranquil setting.
Included in the proceedings:
- a rose-coloured welcome drink made with Copeland Rum and Warwick Rosé
- the launch of Copeland’s new gin, with artisan distiller and owner of Copeland Rum, James Copeland, on-hand to share some insights into pouring and mixing
- a buffet-style rose-coloured and -flavoured high tea on the lawns
- an enlightening talk about the world of roses by Anja Taschner, director of Ludwig Roses
Guests will also be given a Liz McGrath rose bush, hybridised by Ludwig Roses, courtesy of The Cellars-Hohenort, to take home. Tickets can be purchased by contacting The Cellars-Hohenort at the details provided. Booking is essential.
Down to earth: Open Gardens
Taking place over the course of two days, this event is a celebration of the craft of gardening. Guests are free to wander around the hotel’s award-winning gardens, which are carefully cultivated by head gardener Leigh-Ann van Wyk and her team.
Tickets are available on the days of the event at the St Luke’s ticket desk at The Cellars-Hohenort. Once you’re done exploring the gardens, you can sit down and enjoy tea and a scone on the Hohenhort’s lawn (included in the ticket price).
Good to know A portion of the proceeds of the ticket sales for both events will go towards St Luke’s Hospice.
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