The Gardener

Time Schedule

Tue 21:00 | Wed 09:00 | Thu 13:00 | Fri 17:00 | Sat 12:00 & 19:00 | Sun 16:00 & 23:00


Presented by Tanya Visser, one of  South Africa’s most celebrated gardening professional, The Gardener is a gardening programme that inspires garden enthusiasts across the country; we will be bringing in you inspirational gardens, showing what you should be doing in the garden as well as giving you hints, tips maintaining a healthy garden.

18 – 24 March: Episode 3

We feature a contemporary, rustic, courtyard garden that recreates the look of a beautiful boutique hotel in a Fisherman’s town of Paternoster from this year’s Garden World Spring festival. Tanya shows you how to achieve a tropical garden in pot ; as well as what you should be doing to keep your garden snail free and colourful

Episode 4

Tanya visits a small courtyard garden that fulfils the aspirations of an outdoor living-room. This patio space has been transformed into a gardener’s paradise. She then shows you how to interplant flowers and veggies as well as the importance of feeding your plants  and using daisies to add in the garden

Episode 5

We bring you a low maintenance water-wise garden that’s planted up almost solely with succulents. Tanya is inspired to create a succulent picture frame before she gives the must have gadgets for the garden.

Episode 6

We explore a garden that’s inspired by nature and modern outdoor living. It allows one freedom to relax in a tranquil environment.  Tanya discusses plants that will do well in the shade and also gives you tips on how to plant and maintain hedges

Episode 7

We bring you garden that shows how humanity is interlinked with nature and has used recycled elements that emphasise the need to look after Mother Nature and leave something behind for our generations to come. Tanya then shows you how to divide, replant as well as how to prune trees and use the cuttings to make your very own mulch

Episode 8

Tanya explores a garden that has been designed to de-stress you – which is essentially what all gardens should do.  She then shows you how to create planting circles in a gravelled area; And find what you need to be doing in the garden this week.

Episode 9

We bring you the first garden from the East Qriqualand garden festival. It’s a beautifully designed space with manicured lawns, large trees and magnificent plants. Tanya draws inspiration from the garden to create a rustic window frame planter;  and we also have tips on looking after thyme,  feeding perennials and putting up bug hotels

Episode 10

We explore a sprawling farm garden that’s bursting with colour -from poppies to roses, perennials and annuals – a true gardener’s delight.

Tanya then shows you how to recycle kitchen waste into compost as well as making sure your Clivias are worm free.

Episode 11

Tanya explores a country garden that has glorious roses, frost hardy plants, wooden bridges and gorgeous river views. She then gets creative by making a wind chime to add music to the garden. We also have tips on keeping kids busy in the garden as well as a clever way to keep snails away from your pot plants.

Episode 12

We bring you a garden that has an English countryside charm and plants to match – Tanya puts together a portable strawberry planter for a small space garden; she then shows you how ensure the longevity of indoor plants; plus we have a monkey proof bird feeder to show you.

Episode 13

We explore a modern townhouse garden that has stunning gardening principles and ideas for any size garden. Tanya then shows you a simple way to create a square foot garden for veggies.  And find out how to go about water-wise gardening

Episode 14

We bring you the final garden from the East Qriqualand garden festival. Its magnificently designed space that has lush lawns, charming garden rooms and magnificent vistas.

Tanya shows you how to incubate seeds for germination as well as what plants will bring summer colour into your garden



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