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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4 Responses to old nectar

  1. Janine Thursday 1 April, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    This garden is amazing… thanks for sharing!

  2. 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!

  3. Elize Friday 20 May, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    What an absolute gem, would live to visit soon!

  4. Rosemarie Breuer Sunday 19 August, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Dear Diana, updating Una’s page in my website http://www.StellenboschWriters.com in came across your lavely page and I linked to it right now:) http://www.stellenboschwriters.com/unavds.html

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