1937 - 2017



Margaret became unwell about 3 weeks ago and was admitted for surgery that was necessary but expected to be relatively routine. Her condition complicated and further surgery was required. Despite a brave fight, she did not recover. The family did not wish to name the hospital, but expressed appreciation to its doctors and staff.

At 79, Margaret was absolutely not ready to go. She was in the middle of 3 new books with her daughter, Sandy, and had a number of new projects on the go at their amazing farm, the Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre.

With over 50 years in natural healing and over 40 titles, she was an inspiration to many - a national treasure.

Margaret's daughter, Sandy, who has been in business with her for 30 years will continue their work at the Herbal Centre in De Wildt, so that Margaret's legacy continues for generations to come. "



The Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre has, in it's 30 years of existence, expanded into its full potential and  beauty .

It is an extraordinary and exceptional place, designed to teach all about herbs, medicinal foods, natural insecticides

and building wellness. It is one of South Africa's top ten gardens and is totally dedicated to organic farming and organic

principles, probably one of South Africa's truly organic estates ...more

Due to the many lectures and demonstrations we offer to schools, beauty schools, technicons, garden clubs etc, we are only

open to the public on a Wednesday 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m and the first Saturday of the month, but please check the dates

and confirm in advance telephonically on +27711616441.

The restaurant, shop, tea garden, nursery and fairy gallery are all open on Wednesdays and open Saturdays. 2016 brings

new lectures and open days - be sure to book in advance and confirm nearer the time.

Open Days

Open from 8.30 am - 4pm The shop and gallery will be filled with new exciting Christmas

goodies ...more

The Nursery The Herb Nursery offers and incredible selection of herbs, trialed and stabilized in the trial gardens, and all

information about the plants is there for the visitors to peruse. The nursery offers an amazing and rare fruit trees ...more


The Fairy Gallery & Shop         
The Fairy Gallery and Shop are open for all to enjoy. The Gallery houses the Fairy Castle which is in the process of being

built all in the 1:12 scale, and when completed will be a miniature lovers dream ...more

The De-Stress Sand Garden
The Sand Garden is especially made for those who need stress relief. Come and enjoy raking your own patterns in the sand in

your own time ...more

The Chapel
Steal a quick moment in the little garden chapel with its beautiful stained glass windows ...more

The Shop
Give yourself time in the fascinating shop, where you literally shop till you drop! One moment lavender is heady, the next

jasmine, then wafts of honeysuckle and the haunting fragrance of forest morning fills your very soul. And there are books to

tell you how to make your own ...more

The Tea Garden
Wafts of herb bread and the favorite scented geranium scones greet the visitors as they approach the jasmine canopied

shady tea garden. Mouthwatering cheese cakes, flower salads and cheese and herb quiches and stir fries  ...more

The Labyrinth
The labyrinth is a copy of the labyrinth in Charters Cathedral in France ...more

The Apothecary
The Apothecary is newly built to educate and show those who enjoy the history behind pot-pourri making, distilling and

extracts for use in cosmetics ...more