Museums, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens

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Old Nick Village and Garden Galleries, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, Western Cape.

Stuart and Janet Holding have created a village around a garden that includes a giant leaning Norfolk pine and 150-year-old yellowwood trees. Stroll through the “Garden Galleries” where artists and craftspeople create, display and sell their work in 19th century farmhouse buildings.

o    The Original Old Nick Shop and Studio:  Ceramics and textiles since 1978 by master craftsmen. Colours and textures of natural woven materials – mohair blankets, cotton homeware, clothing and accessories. Wheel-thrown hand decorated stoneware pots for house and garden. Indigenous wooden products.
o    Garden Shoppe: Landscape nursery. Large selection of annuals, bulbs, conifers, groundcovers, herbs, palms, roses, shrubs and trees.  Pots and garden features. Gifts and accessories. Indoor pot plants, seeds, sprays and fertiliser. Cut flowers +27 (44) 533 4000 telephone
o    Colours:  David Thorpe’s Colours, Peter Diggery’s Colours and Upstairs Colours are fine art rooms. On show are many of South Africa’s finest artists and sculptors. Commission a portrait, illustration or graphic design. Personal art lessons. Join an art workshop. +27 (44) 533 5940
o    Porcupine:  Raku sculptures created by well-known South African artists stunningly displayed with carved stone and ceramic artworks. +27 (44) 533 1851 telephone
o    Small Miracles Gallery: Fine art, sculpture and jewellery. A range of carefully chosen African artefacts add to the ambience.  +27 (44) 533 1851
o    Romany Rye: Fine art, antiques, 18 and 19th century English art, silver, furniture and collectibles. Limited edition prints of WWII fighter planes. +27 (44) 533 1860
o    The Hornbill: The nesting place of the famous “Feathers” carved and painted wooden birds.  A highly-skilled decorator paints the birds +27 (44) 532 7882
o    Earth Sea Batiks: The work of the Simran Batik Community is regarded as being amongst the finest in the world. +27 (44) 533 6044
o    Weaving Museum: Weaving workshop using renovated 19th century power looms collected over many years. +27 (44) 533 1395
o    Dax Holding, Furniture Maker: Creator of bespoke wooden furniture and adventurer. +27 (44) 533 1395
o    Peta Wells:  Goldsmith and jewellery designer. +27 (44) 533 1851
o    Pansy Shell Country Kitchen: Fine food in a country setting. Superb breakfasts, teas and lunches served inside or in the shady garden.  +27 (44) 533 6016

Open seven days a week from 09h00 to 17h00. Free parking. Plettenberg Bay is on the N2 east of George, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N12. The village is just east of Plettenberg Bay and the Shell Ultra City. BHOldnick

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