WHO LIVES HERE? Two generations of Retiefs, three dogs and a rooster

WHERE Robertson

SIZE 1ha

TYPE OF SOIL Fertile agricultural soil

The garden has an old-world feel that is strongly reminiscent of an ‘English garden’. – Shan

Nico and Shan Retief, their son Bussell and his wife Anne-Marie all live side by side on the Van Loveren family farm, where their two gardens are as good as one.

“Our garden and Bussell’s garden blend into one,” says Shan. “Ours was already 65 years old when I moved here.

“My mom-in-law Jean started her garden in 1939 after she married my father-in-law Hennie. About five years before she passed away in December 2002, my sister-in-law Penny and I took over the garden. After her death, Nico and I moved into the

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