Gardens open in aid of St Luke’s

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa in Constantia. Picture: supplied

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel and Spa in Constantia will open its gardens to the public for a fund-raiser in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

“Sadly, St Luke’s does not receive any government funding to provide much-needed palliative care to terminally ill and actively dying patients,” said the organisation’s CEO, Dr Ronita Mahilall, adding that they relied on public donations to provide daily care to, on average, 630 patients.

The Cellars-Hohenort’s gardens cover nine acres with mountain views; a picnic garden; a rose garden, water features and several ponds; a small vineyard; herb, vegetable and citrus gardens; and a shady forest section with camphor trees dating back 300 years.

The gardens will be open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday November 25. Entry is R160 and free for children under 12, and it includes tea and scones, served on the shaded terrace or Hohenort lawns.