If you’ve been romanced by the heady aromas and alluring colours of freshly-cut roses, then you’ll understand the flutters of excitement that arrive with every new bunch. Instead of heading to the store, rather head to Wynberg the next time you need to add some light and love to your home.
The Chart Farm in Wynberg is the only place along the Cape Peninsula where guests can select and pick their own roses. Situated just 5 minutes away from Steenberg, it’s a unique destination for visitors and locals alike.
Whilst the popular “pick your own” concept is used at various fruit farms around the Cape, The Chart Farm has successfully applied it to rose picking. Upon arrival, you’re handed a pair of secateurs and a picking tray, and then it’s off to the rose beds. The farm grows a wide variety of vibrantly coloured roses, from blushing pinks to fire-engine reds and everything in between. In fact, it’s difficult to choose with so many gorgeous blooms around you, so we recommend standing back and literally breathing it all in – the intoxicatingly sweet smell of the roses, the warm sun on your skin, the beautiful farm setting.
If you’re still struggling to choose, why not take a break and enjoy a tea or lunch break at The Terrace, the Chart Farm’s own coffee shop? Can’t decide between pinks or creams for your bunch? Muse it over whilst tucking into a slice of cake or a light lunch. With a setting like this, inspiration is sure to strike. Once you’ve selected your perfect bunch, you’ve got a centrepiece with a story – or the perfect, personalised gift for that someone special.
Steenberg Hotel offers a complimentary chauffeur-driven service within a 5 kilometre radius, making the Chart Farm easily accessible for our guests. To add a visit to pick your own roses during your next stay with us, contact us on 021 713 2222.