CORPORATE EVENTS AT THE GREENHOUSE CAFÉ
We provides a holistic farm experience! We provide the opportunity for our guests to reconnect with nature and find space to breathe in a tranquil environment. We provide organic food, and different opportunities for exploration and rejuvenation.
The Greenhouse Cafe at Rosemary Hill is perfect for any size conference or event and can cater for up to 200 guests.
Situated just outside of Pretoria, your delegates can enjoy a day or evening with us and feel they have had a complete breakaway without being too far from home or the city
Our facilities include:• Multiple event venues•Accommodation for 98 delegates• Coffee shop• Pizzeria• Wine Tasting• Interactive Cooking Experiences• Treetop Adventure Park (Acrobranch)• Yoga• Gym• Swimming Pool• Bonfire• Essential Oil Workshops• Drumming Workshops• Wellness Workshops• Mountain Bike/ Hiking Trails• Bike Rentals• Horse Outrides• Fully equipped production studio (for filming of Corporate Videos, Cooking shows or Styled Shoots)
We can host:• Conferences• Team building• Product Launches• Corporate Retreats• Group Training Sessions• Executive Break-aways• Board Meetings• Annual Awards• Year-end Functions• Bosberaads/ Lekgotlas• Business Strategy Sessions• Media Conferences• Matric Farewells• Concerts
FROM THE ARCHITECT
FROM THE ARCHITECT
"The project brief centered around covering the open internal space between the wings of an existing building, and making this new area usable as a venue. The existing building had a lot of potential, in the form of location (on a hill with views and indigenous trees), interesting internal spaces (haunched ceilings and skylights), as well as a pleasing dimension for the courtyard, which would lend itself well to becoming a new 'in between' space.
The original intention was to clad the roof completely in translucent polycarbonate, in reference to the older greenhouse on the farm - a space much-loved by wedding couples and photographers due to the softly diffused light. Studies showed that while this was technically possible, the likelihood of uncomfortable temperatures limited the usability of the structure during warmer months of the year.
The solution that presented itself was an asymmetric double-pitched roof, where a solid but lightweight northern roof was contrasted with natural light entering from the sharply raked southern roof clad in polycarbonate. Aesthetically, this created contrast and drama between the existing building and the insertion. Digital climate modeling was used to ensure a high interior comfort level.
Crucially, the landscaping surrounding the building was approached as integral to the architecture itself. Framed by large glazed doors on either side, the space can be opened completely on both sides in good weather. This creates long views right through, onto a backdrop of landscape which was carefully designed not only for visual appeal but also as a place to wander through. Inspired by the small but enveloping Japanese 'promenade gardens' of the Edo period, indigenous trees, grasses, and still water were used to create an idealised landscape. The 'miegakure' or 'hide and reveal' technique creates a winding path for strolling that reveals carefully framed views."