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Wow awesome gardens

What a stunning place. A bit of a drive off the beaten track, but well worth it. Gardens... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judi J
Howick, South Africa
Amazing!! Really a must!!

Not only open during open gardens, visit anytime. Just give the owners a call and use the honesty... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Roach W
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“huge trees”(2 reviews)
“lovely path”(2 reviews)
“rolling lawns”(2 reviews)
D583, Howick, South Africa
+27 33 502 9090
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Thank you Jenny and John for sharing the story of your beautiful garden and explaining how the garden evolved .Its worth the journey to go and see the magnificent trees,azaleas,rhododendrons and more. It was extraordinary to see the size of some of the plant material...More

4  Thank Beegwee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a stunning place. A bit of a drive off the beaten track, but well worth it. Gardens established in 1836 and the same family still on the property. A lovely path meanders through huge trees, lined with azaleas, rhododendrons, clivias and many other plants....More

1  Thank Judi J
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A lovely day out. Unfortunately the road is not great for the last few kilometers. A dirt road with a lot of corrugations which, if you are driving a regular car, makes the going quite slow. The garden is really lovely with a theme of...More

Thank wendymcluckie
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Not only open during open gardens, visit anytime. Just give the owners a call and use the honesty box to pay. It's magical walking around the gardens. The trees are all marked so they can be identified. It's really amazing. Even though we went in...More

Thank Roach W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Most beautiful trees and plants, such a relaxing place and to walk. Experiencing the tranquility of the place was just too beautiful to explain. You need to visit it the experience the same feeling.

Thank BackPacker494559
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This must be one of South Africa's brilliant secrets - the most magnificent gardens high up in the Karkloof hills. The giant trees from all over the world are a wonder and the Spring showing of flowers today were out of this world! Highly recommended...More

Thank MaryAnnH304
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful garden with a lovely path winding through the garden. Our dogs could run their hearts out on the big lawns and they loved it. Would love to visit again in spring/summer.

1  Thank 146adelis
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I had the opportunity to visit Benvie Gardens in October whilst on the farm for other business and had a stroll through the garden. Wow is one of the words that comes to mind, stunning, awesome, unbelievable, I could go on but I think you...More

1  Thank Forester93
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We went walking around the gardens and were in awe of some the huge trees and beautiful flowers! Was so pretty....It was also great for birding and were able to get some lifers! Thoroughly enjoyed it!

1  Thank Nolisa1416
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I have gone to Benvie Gardens for the past two years for their spring window and this place never ceases to amaze me. It's a trip I look forward to all year. The gardens are always kept in immaculate conditions. For a complete getaway from...More

Thank jennaknights08
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is an extensive, rolling-lawns garden with a huge variety of shrubs and trees from all over the world. Beautifully maintained and well worth a visit. It's been lovingly looked after by the same family for many generations.

Thank 414Judy
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