Design a Garden – Season 8
Design-a-Garden is back on The Home Channel to help you create the fabulous and unique garden you want. Each week, presenter Melanie Walker works with top landscape designers to find practical and innovative ways to adapt their design philosophies to your own garden. Full of beautiful ideas, details about what plants to use and how, Melanie and her team will show you how to create your perfect garden design, from start to finish.
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Episode 1 – FORMAL GARDEN
Mark Blackburn shows Melanie a formal and very structured garden that is still full of whimsy and surprise. Mark explains how to use tones of a single colour to create harmony, how hard landscaping can create depth and interest and the importance of balance and symmetry in a formal garden.
Episode 2 – 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.
Episode 3 – 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 space to enjoy.
Episode 4 – LIVING SYMPHONY
4 rooms, 3 levels, 2 water-features – and just 1 garden. Today, we take an angle on a formal garden created by a team of landscape design students that has structure – without being strict, and unity – without being uniform.
Episode 5 – BOMA GARDEN
A bushveld garden in Northcliff boasts impressive Bomas and forest that are designed to provide shade. Landscape designer, Ruth creates her own version of a Boma garden.
Episode 6 – STEPS AWAY FROM CHAOS
Today, we discover that local really is lekker in a formal garden that is full of indigenous plants from all over South Africa. There are cool tones, strict symmetry and some design surprises in a garden that will inspire you to make the most of your backyard.
Episode 7 – MIZU TO KOPISHI
Water everywhere and lots of water plants too! Today, we visit a tranquil garden inspired by the East and discover a space that flows with ease around a design that lets you feel quiet and secluded.
Episode 8 – ROSE GARDEN
A Rose is a unique flower that one is certain to find in most gardens. The scents, the colour, the alluring shape lend the rose to be a perfect design element. Anja Taschner from Ludwig’s rose’s gives insight into this iconic flower creates a beautiful romantic Rose Garden.
Episode 9 – COURTYARD
Barbara de Leeuw Morrison shares her inspiration of her courtyard garden by showing three courtyard gardens that are perfect for any size garden. And she designs yet another unique Courtyard garden
Episode 10 – CONTAINED BY DESIGN
A garden doesn’t need lawn to be green, as we keep it contained in a garden that’s gone to pots, literally. There are plants in beds, hanging plants, plants in pots, and delightful décor that creates a garden for any space.
Episode 11 – ALOES GARDEN
Landscape designer, Bernadine Drath is inspired by the Walter Sisulu garden which boasts a variety of species. She shows us how one can use succulents to design a garden perfect for any home
Episode 12 – VERTCAL GARDEN
Who said gardening can only be done on ground? We visit a Johannesburg Hotel with a vertical garden. Then Landscape designer, Michael Rickhoff shows us how to create our own vertical organic garden.
Episode 13 – CYCAD GARDEN
In this episode: we explore the mythical Cycad, a very ancient plant species that has been around since the time of the dinosaur.