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Deconstructed Jurassic Garden

Landscape designer, Michael Rickoff, has created an asymmetrical and unique grand entrance to a home and shows Melanie how to use different plants and hard landscaping to create subtle lines and flowing elements that let the entrance stand out whilst still blending seamlessly with the rest of the garden.

Hard Landscaping

  • Pavers (charcoal): 200 x 200 by 120
  • 200 x 100 by 20
  • Cobbles (Charcoal and cream): 100 x 100 by 50
  • Gravel: Diamond Green x 4
  • Bench
  • Statuette (Cherub and fish fountain water feature)
  • Pebbles (River Rhino small 20kg) x 8 bags
  • Approximate hardlandscaping costing: R5000

Planting:

  • Zamia furfuracea (Cardboard Palm) x 3
  • Philodendron ‘Xanadu’ x 30
  • Protoasparagus densiflorus sprengerii (Emerald Fern) x 20
  • Loxostylis alata (Tigerwood/Tarwood) x 3
  • Cycas revoluta (Sago Palm) x 3
  • Solenostemon scutellarioides “Stained” (Coleus)
  • ‘Big Blonde’ (Yellow) x 4
  • ‘Oompah’ (red and green) x 6
  • ‘Molten Lava’ (red) x 1
  • Clivia mineata x 20
  • Buxus microphylla ‘Faulkner’ (Faulkner Boxwood) hedging x 2
  • Showgarden planting cost: (will be less in ‘real’ planting, probably about a ½ to a 1/3): R13 000