Welcome to the landing page of Barrydale in Bloom aka "The Bloom" : Our Annual Open Garden Safari 10-11 October 2020
Barrydale is situated on the northfacing slopes of the Langeberge in the fertile, Tradouwshoek valley. The village was founded in the late 19th Century after the NGKerk established a congregation in what would become Barrydale. The village is surrounded by productive commerical farms focusing mainly on fruit. The unique climatic conditions created by the Langeberg effect and the convergence climate of being in between the Winter rainfall of the Western Cape proper, and the summer rainfall patterns of the rest of the country. Short frosty Winters and long, dry Summers lend to a unique floral kingdom in the area. Barrydale has for a number of years become a popular destination for it's annual open garden safari. In 2019's Bloom we saw the participation of some 18 Ou Dorp Garden spaces, 9 Township Gardens and 3 invigorated public garden spaces.
With COVID19 Lockdowns all over the country, we anticipate holding the Bloom2020 with Covid19 safety measures in place to secure visitors and gardeners alike. If lockdown regulations permit, we will have a full Bloom! If restrictions are still in place, we will consider a blended option, with possibilities for online showcasing and meetings.
Bloom Project 2020
Our Bloom Project for this year is the Barrydale High School Garden (See Project 2020 in the menu for more details) arising out of the theme for this year's Bloom : "Food Gardens!"
as well as to support in spirt, the emergence of BarrydaleProjectVeg a community, online resource connecting and networking with gardeners in and around Barrydale
So whether you integrate your veggie's into your overall Garden scheme or you tend a seperate, and productive patch - we would like to see! Veggie Gardening forms part of an overall global locus and renewed interest amongst gardeners the world over in food security and the wise use of resources such as water and land.
Please visit our social media platforms for ongoing interactions and updates. As we move closer towards the Bloom in October, please visit our site for more information regarding scheduling of events, talks, workshops and special items of interest!
See you at the Bloom! xx Shane #FoodGardens #FoodGardening #OverGrow
Click here to our Facebook Bloom Group Page
Barrydale Project Veg
Click here to our Instagram Bloom Page