The grounds also feature an award-winning structured garden with a beautiful water feature, and several ponds. We are very proud to have been awarded the Relais & Châteaux Garden Award in 2010, and the Aliverti Floating Trophy at the Cape Town Flower Show in 2005, for our gardens’ exceptional appearance. They are testament to our property’s long history, with trees in the surrounding forest dating back 300 years – when Cellars-Hohenort was still known as Klaasenbosch Farm. The more recent Rose Garden meanwhile formed part of Liz McGrath’s 20-year vision for the hotel. Currently there are more than 2 500 roses in the garden, including the Liz McGrath Rose, which was hybridised in 2003 to commemorate Mrs McGrath’s 80th birthday, and the Relais & Châteaux Rose, named to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the collective in 2013. The rose beds are carefully maintained and require about six tons of compost each year.