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A Modern Garden

A modern take on garden design, though a garden like this may seem like a complete break with centuries of landscape design when you look closely, you’ll find that the same basic elements are still there. Plant List Canna ‘Black Night’ Cordyline australis ‘Renegade’ Millet Ipomoea batatas Leptospermum scop ‘Cherry Brandy’ Protasparagus densiflorus Strelitzia juncea […]

Ancient Egypt- “Like the Pharaoh Anew”

Final year landscaping students use ancient Egyptian’s Architecture and gardening practices as an inspiration to create this Oasis “like Pharaoh Anew garden”- which would have been fit for a noble man. Come take a walk back in time to an era when the Pharaohs rule supreme Plant List: Phoenix Roebelenii Citrus Mitis (Calamondin) Grape ‘La […]

Ancient Rome – “Scent- A Roma”

In Ancient Rome, the garden was a central part of the home. Well manicured topiaries, neatly trimmed shrubs, arbors, water features and sculptures were very familiar sight in mannier gardens.  The students attempt to recreate such a garden with their own added flair. Episode 4 Plant List  Laurus nobilis underplanted with: Punica  granatum Tagetes ‘Bee’ Thyme […]

Antico Argilla

A herbal orchard patio with a simple water feature is inspired by the classical ideals order and beauty of the late 15th Century villas of Rome and Florence Be engulfed by the visual theatre, splash of water and the smell of lemons and herbs in this Italianate lifestyle inspired garden Plant List Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Kona’ […]

Aztecs – “Moctezuma’s hymn to flowers”

Moctezuma’s hymn to flowers: This garden pays homage to the ancient civilization of the Aztecs. With no remaining records left, the team of Final year landscaping students look to the ruins of the old temples in the deep jungles of Mexico to recreate an Aztec inspired garden. Plant List Vertical Wall Asparagus densiflorus ‘Mazeppa’ Asystasia […]

Bamboozled

This is a modern garden with a decidedly oriental flavour.  Find out how to bring the east into your garden with minimal fuss, clever use of small plants, finding the balance between chaos and clean lines and get the best advice on what plants and décor elements you can use to re-create a calming, easy […]

Boma Garden

A bushveld garden located on the hills of Northcliff in Johannesburg boasts impressive Bomas and forest that are designed to provide the well needed shade. Landscape designer, Ruth Chambers is inspired by this garden as she creates her own version of a Boma garden. Planting List: Vygie “Purple Parade”   x 10    Cotyledon orbiculata […]

Concrete Garden Chair

What you will need: Pieces of ordinary plywood: 209 x 110mm 117 x 110mm 670 x 110mm 405 x 110mm (you need 2) 695 x 390mm 577 x 390mm 670 x 390mm 620 x 390mm 380 x 390mm 405 x 390mm A drill Wood screws Re-enforcement Steel Trowel Rubber mallet 2 buckets riversand 1 bucket […]

Concrete Garden Lanterns

  What you will need: PVC piping (110mm) Safety goggles and gloves Metal oil can with wick Angle grinder Bucket Steel trowel Sponge Binding wire X2 buckets of fine riversand X1 bucket of stone (13mm) X1 bucket of cement Water What to do: Use an Angle grinder to cut a slit from the top to […]

Concrete garden lanterns

What you will need: PVC piping (110mm) Safety goggles and gloves Metal oil can with wick Angle grinder Bucket Steel trowel Sponge Binding wire X2 buckets of fine riversand X1 bucket of stone (13mm) X1 bucket of cement Water What to do: Use an Angle grinder to cut a slit from the top to the […]