Horticultural wonders to take your breath away
Constantia Valley of Cape Town.
They are testament to our property’s long history, with trees in the surrounding forest dating back 300 years – when Cellars-Hohenort was still known as Klaasenbosch Farm.
The more recent Rose Garden meanwhile formed part of Liz McGrath’s 20-year vision for the hotel. Currently there are more than 2 500 roses in the garden, including the Liz McGrath Rose, which was hybridised in 2003 to commemorate Mrs McGrath’s 80th birthday, and the Relais & Châteaux Rose, named to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the collective in 2013. The rose beds are carefully maintained and require about six tons of compost each year.
Other eco-zones within the gardens include the hot garden, the rustic garden and the 950 vines on site. Watered by Mother Nature, these vines produce approximately 500 bottles of our dessert wine, Vin de Hohenort, each year.
The three Cape Dwarf Chameleon colonies feel rather at home at the tennis court area, while cheeky squirrels can be seen whizzing up ancient camphor trees. Bird watchers are likely to catch glimpses of Cinnamon Dove, Cape White-eye, Lemon Dove, African Paradise-Flycatcher, Forest Canary, and many other bird species.