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Hiding behind high walls and thick foliage is one of Johannesburg’s most beautiful private gardens. Brenthurst Gardens is located in the leafy and exclusive suburb of Parktown and is regarded as one of the city’s green jewels.
The estate on which the Brenthurst Gardens stands was originally owned by Sir Drummond and Lady Marguerite Chaplin in 1906 and called Marion Court. It was later purchased by mining magnate Ernest Oppenheimer who renamed the estate Brenthurst. The property remains in the hands of the Oppenheimer family.
A staggering 45 gardeners tend to the 18ha Brenthurst Gardens daily which is wholly organic and mostly indigenous. Sections of the estate are allocated to a rose garden in the shape of a snail’s shell, a fragrance garden, children’s garden and a formal Japanese garden that includes a waterwheel imported from Japan.
Excellent works of art are scattered throughout the garden, some of which are of South African design. The garden... Show more