Company Gardens: Urban Food Garden

I found these photos of the  Company’s Gardens historic vegetable garden on The Oranjezicht City Farm Facebook Page.

The Company’s Garden was originally the site of a vegetable garden over 360 years ago and supplied produce to the ships and sailors who travelled the spice trade route from the East Indies.

The Manager of the Company’s Garden, Rory Phelan, worked with the City of Cape Town’s Heritage Resource Management Department to develop a Dutch-period vegetable and herb garden on the site of the former Victorian Greenhouse. The garden isn’t open yet but it is exciting to see urban food gardens pop up around our city.

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