The Garden was the brainchild of partners Thea Visagie, Venezia Maclons and Francois Erasmus. They envisioned a one-stop destination where people, especially families could come to relax, eat and shop while the kids play in a safe environment. And thus The Garden opened its doors in December 2017. The Garden is an amazing new concept in Parys, it comprises wonderful shopping, fine dining and a great play park for the kids.



The town of PARYS has always been known as the most exquisite shopping destination in the Free State. And now, our town has stepped it up a notch further with the addition of The Garden. The Garden is a spectacular shopping experience which is home to the following brands: Bean There Coffees, Blanc de Blanc, Die Pienk Flamink, Rosari Pewter, Art Gallery, En Season, Quench, Lets Love, Saffron & Sage, Hên Huisie, Boutique Wire, Vintage Secrets, Platteland. Between them, these brands stock a wide range of unique products encompassing boutique clothing, handmade jewellery, beauty products, exclusive gifts, wire sculptures, original paintings amongst many others.



Jeani van Heerden the front-of-house staff member says “The Garden has had some very interesting guests. A baby boy of only eight days old had his first ever outing to The Garden. Then there was this lady that fitted some of our clothes and refused to take them off, she just asked me to cut the tags off and ring it up! We’ve already had many International guests in the few weeks we’ve been open, people from China, Switzerland and Portugal visited us. Everybody loves our interior which was designed by owner, Thea Visagie. Our cakes are absolutely incredible, especially the cheesecakes which a customer described as “spectacular.




Thea is surprised that The Garden is so busy, we are so blessed, we have not even had time to advertise and already we’re running from morning till night to keep everyone happy. Our customers just love the personal service and attention they get here. We pride ourselves in our motto “The ART of living” as everything we do here is art from the food and products we create right through to the play park, even playing here is art, the art of play, come and have a look, you’ll see what we mean she smiles.

Venezia loves the vibe of The Garden, it’s exactly what we hoped for, we’ve only been open for a few weeks and we already have regulars that come to relax on The Garden’s wrap-around patio. We don’t even have wi-fi yet, they just come for the peace and quiet and to read a good book.




Address: 8 Middel Street, Parys (behind the Old Scool Diner and diagonally opposite Jimmy Jaggers.

Telephone: 065 234 0037

E-mail: info@thegardenparys.co.za

Facebook: thegardenparys8

Website: thegardenparys.co.za (currently still under construction)

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