In the Press - Old Nectar Gardens, Stellenbosch

In the Press


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.