The Garden & Pool at Pineapple Guest House
The garden at Pineapple has been designed to create a variety of quiet, shady colourful spaces where you can read, work or relax. Choose from the wooden deck chairs, the curved stone bench and table, or the sun beds to enjoy views of the pool, the lake, or the sunset with your favourite drink. Outdoor cushions are available, please just ask!
A selection of colourful flowers and shrubs have been chosen which attract birds and butterflies. Fragrant jasmine and honeysuckle are used as climbing plants on the arches leading to various areas in the garden. The queen of the night is planted around the main house so that in the evening, its scent wafts through the bedroom windows. The flower bed on the lower level has a cycad, an ancient plant enjoyed by dinosaurs, and it is joined by a variety of drought-resistant plants. At the car park level, there is a flower bed with nine varieties of ornamental pineapple. The vegetable and herb garden provides fresh produce for inclusion in our home-cooked meals and the chickens, who enjoy meeting visitors, happily lay yellow-yolk eggs.
The swimming pool is 12.5 metres long and 1.4 metres deep throughout. It has a unique design being lined with the very attractive local coloured slate in several shades of cream, orange, deep pink, grey, with some rare jade-green stone. Its non-slip surface makes a perfect path around the pool.
Pool toys and floats are available and the pool lights can be switched on for evening swims on request.
We ask you to kindly use the plastic drinking ware, available in the dining room, for poolside drinks. Thank you!
Photos of Birds Taken in our Garden
We have a resident woodland kingfisher enjoying daily dips in the pool and a flock of African grey parrots often fly past, whistling and whooping to one another.
If you enjoy bird watching in our garden you are also likely to enjoy the two-hour evening canoe trip on Lake Victoria with the opportunity to see a wider range of birds with Rogers Kataregga. He is a knowledgeable boatman and bird guide and can also organise a morning excursion to Mabamba Swamp where you are very likely to see one of the nine resident shoebill storks. Let us know if you would like to go out with Rogers.