ACORNS ON 8th

We just love our peaceful, wild and woolly, au naturel indigenous garden

Indigenous garden at self-catering accommodation in Parktown North, Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th

The Indigenous Garden

The Acorns on 8th Indigenous Garden is a result of a decision made years ago to plant indigenous, borne out of both a growing interest in South Africa’s huge array of native plants as well as being acutely aware of the need to cut down on water use.

We’re certainly no horticulturalists, and the rambling, almost unkempt, indigenous garden has been developed over years of not knowing what to do!

If plants survived, they were kept.
If they died, el experimento continuó!

We’re a big believer in nature providing calm, and the one goal we had when creating what we have today, was a peaceful refuge.

The large pool offers great relief from our increasingly hot summers

In our effort to work with nature, we top the pool up with rainwater off the roof, clear the streets of autumn leaves to use as mulch in the garden, recycle household waste, use energy saving bulbs inside and out and use the sun to heat our hot water.

Large swimming pool and lush bird garden in self-catering accommodation in Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th
Lush indigenous garden at Acorns on 8th self-catering accommodation in Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th
Large outdoor swimming pool at self-catering accommodation in Parktown North Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th
Large swimming pool and garden with pool-side cottage at self-catering accommodation in Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th
Indigenous bird friendly garden at self-catering accommodation in Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th
Indigenous bird friendly garden at Acorns on 8th self catering accommodation in Johannesburg
A lush indigenous garden at Acorns on 8th self catering accommodation in Johannesburg
Self-catering indigenous bird friendly garden in Parktown North, Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th
A quiet corner in garden at self-catering accommodation in Johannesburg | Acorns on 8th
  • Milpark Hospital - 5.1 kms
  • Medical facilities : various - within walking distance
  • 17 Restaurants - within walking distance
  • Parkview Squash Court - 3.6 kms
  • Zoo Lake Basketball Court – 2.4 kms
  • Donald Gordon Medical Centre - 4.5 kms
  • Virgin Active Gym with Sauna - 1.8 kms
  • Wildlife - less than 30 kms
  • Bowls : Pirates Club - 1.2 kms
  • Avis Car Hire - 2.2 kms
  • Rosebank Hospital - 1.7 kms
  • Rosebank Gautrain Station - 2.5 kms
  • Parkview Golf Club - 1.6 kms
  • Emmarentia Dam - 3.0 kms
  • Laundry facilities - 2 kms
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