Franschhoek Wine Valley

Boschendal Rose Garden High Tea


Visiting Boschendal’s internationally acclaimed Rose Garden behind the Manor House is one of the unique activities open to the public at this historic Cape Dutch Farm. It was designed by Gwen Fagan and features many of the original roses cultivated in the Cape and East Indies.

Lovers of roses are invited to spend a morning with our landscape architect Jan Blok, who is passionate about restoring and upgrading the gardens and will share his experience with gardening fans.

Find out more about the heritage roses and modern varieties present in the garden, the care and propagation of this important part of Boschendal’s history and ask all the questions you’ve always wanted answered. Buy some roses and place orders for specific varieties to be propagated in future.

Then enjoy high tea, courtesy of Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell and his pastry team who will make use of seasonal produce from our Food Garden and surrounds, to produce a feast. Live background music and a glass of wine will round off a perfect garden celebration.

We have three dates planned;  Friday, 13 November OR Saturday, 14 November OR Sunday, 15 November, all from 10h30.   The cost per person is R240, which includes welcome drink, music, the rose garden talk and high tea).

Bookings and pre-payment essential: or +27 21 870-4274.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861