KRUIJD | WELLINGTON
Previously used by Sir Harry Pickstone to test fruit varieties for suitability to the Boland climate, this garden had stood derelict for years when our client bought the farm to develop it as a space for bespoke events. Located on the upper reaches of the Bovlei Road in Bainskloof, Wellington, it is now known as Kruijd, the Dutch word for herbs. The brief was to enable functionality of the space without spoiling the wild character and magical charm of the land.
The previously cultivated areas have now been turned into wildflower meadows using a variety of herbaceous plants and herbs, a lovely nod to Kruijd, and local poplars were harvested to create seating terraces under the old Wild Olive trees.