15 Nov 2013

Underberg Open Gardens -Part 2

Part 2 - Small village gardens
Every second year in spring (around October) Underberg hosts the Open Gardens festival.  I had the privilege of being in the area over this time to view these most magnificent gardens.

Underberg is little village located at the base of the Southern Drakensberg mountains in South Africa.  It gets cold in winter with heavy frosts and very often snow.  The summers are gorgeous and hot with regular afternoon thunder showers.

Part 1 of this series focuses on Large Farm gardens.  Click HERE if you missed that dose of inspiration.

This Part 2  focuses on the small village gardens and is a real inspiration for those with smaller gardens.  Enjoy!

Parts of the small and large gardens can be incorporated into almost any garden.

Today's gardening quote:
 "A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself"

The following 4 photos are from a small garden where the owner has a grass allergy,  hence the garden is just a mass of flowers and paved walkways .

Stunning place to view the Drakensberg Mountain range

Gorgeous statues and pots amid the colour

Roses, Dianthus and Jewel of the Cape

Masses of colour with snap dragons and poppies
Stunning pergola leading to another room of the garden
Leading off to the children's play area
Colour and fun and around a central tree

Tips and Suggestions
*  Come view Part 1 of this series focusing on Large Farm gardens
*  For more Fabulous ideas on gardening have a look at my Home and Garden Index page
*  For more inspiring quotes please explore my Art and inspiring Sayings page

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  1. What a beautiful garden. I wished I could do that to my yard, but I have a blue thumb.

  2. OH my!!! What a gorgeous garden set against that blue sky!!! Thanks for sharing this one friend!!!

  3. These gardens are just so stunning! If only! :)

  4. This place looks really relaxing and beautiful <3
    Hope we can stay in touch!

     xoxo -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

  5. Gorgeous garden and now you've got me missing my garden back home in England, my apartment balcony living here in the States just isn't quite the same!

  6. I love gardening. Those are beautiful gardens. Thanks for linking your post up with us a The Four Seasons Blog Hop. I will be pinning it.

  7. I love all of the lovely, vibrant colors! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

  8. How beautiful and your photos are great. It makes me already miss our warm weather and my flower gardens. Thank you for sharing at the Four Seasons Blog Hop!

  9. Thanks for sharing about this wonderful garden! The way the Pergola built is stunning which carries a relaxation and wide view of a garden. Your blog helps me a lot on my next topic http://gazeboandbalihutsuperstore.com.au/

  10. Wow! Those are really gorgeous gardens. I'm totally envious of you. Imagine, you had the privilege to view and enjoy other people’s gardens, which by the way are all so amazing and beautiful. It really shows how dedicated they are to taking care of their homes, which sort of tell you how their personalities are as well. :)

    Darrell Gardner @ LivingColourGardens


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