Rhodes’s Plumbago Day revitalised 122 years after the passing of CJ Rhodes with free Scones at The Rhodes Cottage Tea Garden

The Rhodes Cottage Tea Garden is paying homage to the passing of CJ Rhodes who died on 26 March 1902 with offering 2 delicious take away “Love Scones” (with cream, butter and Rhodes Strawberry Jam) per person – for free- for those visitors presenting a sprig of Plumbago on their labels on Sunday.

The incredible esteem in which this controversial man was held is reflected in the fact that for many years after his death – 26 March 1902 – thousands of Capetonians would religiously commemorate the occasion by wearing a sprig of plumbago on their lapels. Blue Plumbagos was Rhodes’s favourite flower. It’s no surprise maybe that Cape Town, especially in Rosebank, Rondebosch and Southern Suburbs is thick with starry Blue Plumbago bushes, maybe plants have longer memories than Capetonians.

Rhodes Day or Plumbago Day is recorded by the Cape Times 26/03/1956 ( see image) Mr Rex Pennington, a Rhodes Scholar, and a master at Bishops, delivering the address at the annual Rhodes Day memorial service held at the Rhodes Memorial, Groote Schuur

The Rhodes Cottage Tea Garden (open Thursday to Sunday) will provide boxed Take Away Scones (Butter, Cream and Jam included) this Sunday. Take Away Tea will also be available for sale at R 35. Offer is available until stocks of 122 scones last.

For more information go to www.rhodescottage.co.za or Whatsapp Taz at 0635363891 or rhodestearoom@gmail.com Brought to you by therhodesexperience.com