The Gardener

Time Schedule

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


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Presented by Tanya Visser, editor of The Gardener magazine; this practical and informative gardening show tackles everything that takes place in and around your garden…

In this season the garden gloves come off as Tanya tackles a variety of topics like ornamental grasses, solutions for shaded areas, winning pot-recipes for instant colour, healing plants like Echinacea, her favourite succulents from the Sedum family and a bucket full of inspirational ideas to try at home…

With step-by-step guidance and a smorgasbord of information, be sure to join Tanya as she takes you on a South African garden journey…

04 – 10 Dec: Episode 8

Tanya brings you a garden that brings to life the role  the environment can play in helping to calm and ease stress for employees by spending time in the outdoors. She also shows you how to trim edges.

11 – 17 Dec: Episode 9

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.

18 – 24 Dec: 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.

25 – 31 Dec: 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

01 – 07 Jan: 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.


Previous Episodes

Interlinking with Nature

We bring you a 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 generations to come.

Modern Outdoor Living

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.

An outdoor living-room

Tanya visits a small courtyard garden that fulfils the aspirations of an outdoor living-room. She then shows you how to interplant flowers and veggies as well as the importance of feeding your plants.

Last week: Courtyard Garden

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

 Small Spaced Gardens

Tanya takes a closer look at a small spaced garden that uses clever design; a variety of textures and elements to create a functional outdoor relaxing space. She then shows how to create wall art for the garden as well as tips on soil protection, ant control and bring gorgeous summer colour

Garden World Spring festival

Tanya explores a garden that has been designed to delight all senses at this year’s Garden World Spring festival. She then shows you how to make a herb planter/coffee table  for the garden  and also shares tips on planting bulbs, keeping your pond clean an plants that can bring colour into the garden


Tanya visits a stunning Bonsai garden that boasts a large number of Bonsais and chats to collector Martin about his passion and love for these miniature plants. She then meets up with Lynne Theodore from the Bonsai society to learn more about Bonsai care. Finally– what you need to do in your garden.

Grass Varieties

Tanya visits bristlecone nursery to take look at some of the grass varieties they have available. She also meets up with the owner and grower, Leon Scholtz, who shows her a simply way of growing grasses. Then its off to garden for the weekly practical tips into making sure your garden is in good shape

Perennials – winners in the garden

Tanya takes a closer look at perennials and what makes them winners in the garden. Then she visits Blackwood nursery in KwaZulu-Natal to find out what it takes to propagate them so that they are readily available for our gardens. Last but not least, the one activity that you need to do in your garden– growing a portable herb garden.

Urban Gardening

Tanya visits the Oranjezicht City Farm project- an urban community veggie garden in the heart of Cape Town and chats to one of the founders, Mario Graziani. Then she travels to Shadowlands nursery –and finds out just what it takes to propagate herbs and veggie seedlings. Last but not least – the three activities that you need to be doing in your garden.