Urban Food Garden at Majeka House, Stellenbosch

Since revamping my own vegetable garden at home, I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting garden designs in urban spaces. I was recently invited to Majeka House in Stellenbosch and was most impressed with their garden. Interestingly, it was designed by the same guy, Jehaan, that did the gardens at Babylonstoren. It’s the first time I’ve come across raised beds as high as these. It makes picking so easy and looks striking too. Thought I’d share these pics with you (keeping in mind this is a winter garden, it’s pretty impressive!):

LOVE the espalliered fruit trees in this last pic – it’s such clever usage of a relatively small space.

Majeka House, S26-32 Houtkapper Street, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, 021 880 1512

PS I’m always on the search for inspiring urban food gardens, so if you know of any, I’d love to know about it.


6 Responses to “Urban Food Garden at Majeka House, Stellenbosch”

  1. Sam August 18, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    HI Bern you must check out Holden Manz in Fraschhoek, they have and are building a a fabulous kitchen garden. Speak to Bjorn:



    • bern August 19, 2011 at 5:50 am #

      Thanks Sam. I’ll definitely take the trip and have a look. Sadly doesn’t qualify as an ‘urban’ garden, but absolutely beautiful-looking nonetheless.

  2. JP August 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    Discovered your blog in Now the Vodacom Magazine. Will definitely be back often to browse. Tried to find you on Twitter as well but the link from your site doesn’t seem to work?

    • bern August 19, 2011 at 5:48 am #

      Hi JP. Thanks for the visit and letting me know about the Twitter feed… strange … will check it out. Thanks! Very pleased to have discovered your blog too. (Check it out on http://jpbrouard.blogspot.com/ )

  3. Imteaz November 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    Just like this site.. am new to gardening but nuts about it.

    I don’t have green-fingers (except for weeds) but sure going to dig in compost and mulch to change that.

    • bern November 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      Excellent! Once you have the gardening bug it doesn’t let go easily…

Leave a Reply