In the Press - Old Nectar Gardens, Stellenbosch

In the Press


Old Nectar Garden appoints renowned horticulturist ahead of the Spring Open Gardens Celebration

Historic Stellenbosch homestead Old Nectar has appointed well-known horticulturist Cherise Viljoen as its general manager. A former senior manager of SANBI’s famous Kirstenbosch Garden, Cherise will oversee amongst others, Old Nectar’s expansive landscape filled with heritage plants that has been the premier destination for garden-lovers for over 70 years.

South African Country Life - A Sip of Old Nectar

Old Nectar, the creation of late South African gardening doyenne Una van der Spuy, is getting a new lease on life under the stewardship of her son Peter… The steep setting of Old Nectar, in a tranquil valley in the Jonkershoek Mountains on the edge of Stellenbosch, would have been a challenge to the most experienced gardener. But when Una van der Spuy and her husband Kenneth bought the rundown portion of a once larger wine farm in 1941, she didn’t know her cabbages from her carnations, and the garden contained not much more than some magnificent old oak trees.