old nectar

Una van der Spuy is 98 years old and she just published another book about gardening – her own garden in fact, at Old Nectar in Stellenbosch. one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, and the only private garden to be declared a national monument. still working in your garden at 98, let alone writing a book about it, is just incredible – i would love to meet her & see her amazing garden one day. the book is Old Nectar: a garden for all seasons

images courtesy of a colleague who had the chance to visit the homestead

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  • Reply Janine Thursday 1 April, 2010 at 8:14 am

    This garden is amazing… thanks for sharing!

  • Reply mallix Thursday 1 April, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    My girlfriend did a magazine shoot with her last month. She invited us back to her house for tea – we’ll be going soon!

  • Reply Elize Friday 20 May, 2011 at 11:52 am

    What an absolute gem, would live to visit soon!

  • Reply Rosemarie Breuer Sunday 19 August, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Dear Diana, updating Una’s page in my website in came across your lavely page and I linked to it right now:)

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