This is a photo album on the garden at the Irma Stern museum. The gardens, and those at Welgelegen are taken care of alone by Jonathan Fritz. He has some tips on how to manage such a lot of garden more easily, and this information will be on greenidiom.com. Click on the photographs to see the whole picture as this template crops them automatically. Thanks so much to Christopher Peter for permission to photograph in the garden.
moments in the garden
some plants thriving in the shade of the giant magnolias in this largely shady garden
Irma Stern is a South African artist, She was born in 1894 in the Transvaal, traveled extensively during her life, especially in Africa, where she collected a lot of art. She lived in the house which is now the museum for three decades until her death. She had a hundred solo exhibitions during her lifetime, but was derided by many South African critics in her early career in the 1920's for making a 'cult' of ugliness . The criticism died down as she became famous. She died in 1966 and left her home and collection of African art to the nation. One of her paintings recently sold for R34 000 000.00.