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the garden

Visitors are welcome to explore the rambling cottage garden at “The Cedars” – it is a joy to walk around, or to sit and admire, in any season.

Hans Heysen loved his garden and laid out most of the beds, and built stonework paths, walls, steps and borders of quartz and sandstone.

The garden is planted with chiefly exotic species, the most significant being the massive Himalayan cedar trees which give the property its name.

There are also fragrant bourbon roses, lilacs, iris and old-fashioned perennials.

The Souvenir de la Malmaison roses found in the garden were painted repeatedly by both Nora Heysen and her father.

Heysen – The Cedars

One of the nation’s historic and artistic treasures

A delight in every season