Our Annual Open Garden Safari
16 - 17 October 2021
Barrydale is situated on the north facing slopes of the Langeberge in the fertile, Tradouwshoek valley. The area was inhabited by local San for centuries. Interaction with Europoean Colonists in the 1720's saw brisk trade, clashes and interactions. Afrikaaner Farmers eventually founded the village in the late 19th Century after the NG Kerk established a congregation in the area. That locale would become Barrydale.
Today, the village is surrounded by productive commercial farms focusing mainly on fruit. The unique climatic conditions are created by the Langeberg effect. Short frosty Winters and long, dry Summers lend to a unique floral kingdom in the area.
The Bloom has for a number of years become a popular destination event, showcasing some of the settled village and farm environs unique florae. As well as breathtaking and splendid visual vistas of the surrounding indigenous floral biomes!
October remains a great time to see this Floral Kingdom burst forth .... into Bloom!
Barrydale in Bloom publishes an Annual Open Garden Safari Map for Visitors - obtainable at Lifes Basaar and Hub on the Saturday and Magpie over the Weekend.
: - The Map highlights Participating Locations and Open Private Gardens during the
2021 Bloom :
* These will be indicated with a large Flower number at each gate entrance.
* Open Gardens are between 10:00 and 16:00 on 16 and 17 October.
* Some Gardeners are showing both days, whilst others are showing either on Saturday or
Sunday respectively - this will be indicated on the Barrydale in Bloom Ticket Map.
Activities, a Market, Workshops and Talks are planned - watch this space!
Please adhere to Covid-19 health advisory protocols at all times
Please visit our social media for ongoing interactions and updates.
See you at the Bloom!