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Welgevonden Estate: Winners of the Garden-of-the-Year Competition 2023

It is a pleasure to announce the winners of the Garden-of-the-Year Competition 2023!

Thank you to those who entered the competition and for the high standards you’ve set. You made it such a pleasure and, at the same time, extremely difficult for the adjudicators to make a decision!

Thank you, especially, for your time and effort to beautify Welgevonden Estate with your lovely gardens, and for the way in which you contribute to the greening of our estate, a principle very dear to Excom.

And the results are…

The winners of this year’s Welgevonden Estate Garden-of-the-Year Competition – sponsored by Leapfrog Properties Stellenbosch – are as follows:

  • Best newly-established garden: 19 Cherrywood Street – Riana Goosen

  • Third place: Garden-of-the-Year 2023: 16 Silver Oak Street – Marike van Zyl

  • Second place: Garden-of-the-Year 2023: 9 Autumn Close – Beryl Franken

  • Garden-of-the-Year 2023: 2 Gousblom Street – Marita Nigrini

Well done to everyone – winners and participants alike! At the same time, a big thank you to Giel Viljoen, Principal of Leapfrog Properties Stellenbosch for sponsoring the prizes for this competition!

At the prizegiving: Paul Jordaan (Welgevonden Estate landscape manager), Gawie Marx (Welgevonden Estate manager), Marita Nigrini, Riana Goosen, Marike van Zyl, Beryl Franken, Amelie Franken, Giel Viljoen (Principal, Leapfrog Properties Stellenbosch) and Anneke du Toit (Welgevonden Estate office manager)

Garden-of-the-Year 2023: No 2 Gousblom Street – Marita Nigrini

  • Please see more photographs below.

  • Click here to watch a short video.


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