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Whether it's a small private garden, townhouse courtyard or large lodge estate, it's all about great design.  If the design doesn't fit, is out of scale, lacking in dynamism and excitement, then you'll never be comfortable and you won't go there. New gardens should be filled with character and make you go 'wow'!  Just ask our clients.


At this up-market Guest Lodge near Sir Lowry's Pass, a new lake for flora and fauna, paths and streams, sundowner spaces,  braai areas, a volleyball pitch, boules lawn and swimming pools all went into the Landscape Master Plan.  These carefully designed elements have come together to create a spectacular place for guests to enjoy.  The succulent and colourful 'Karoo Garden' , opposite, is a central feature.  Click on the image for more

Being high up on the Helderberg Mountain, our clients could see the sea but didn't feel close enough to it. Our brief was to create a garden with a definite seaside feel. Carefully incorporating solid timber into the design, has captured the seafront look. The use of Mediterranean blues and Strandveld flowers in pinks and mauves softens the image to give a stylish experience of Cape coastal life.  Click on the image  for more

Modern, functional, dramatic and fun. Stellenbosch students at The Merriman Building can relax and braai in this stylish new garden. Click on the image for more. Entertainment and Braai area for student accommodation

Off Dorp Street in central Stellenbosch, this newly renovated classical home demanded a garden which complimented the Cape Dutch architecture and reminded us of the historic importance of the place. This very formal garden had to be pretty and colourful, low maintenance yet very elegant. Click on the image  for more

In Somerset West, the grandour of this executive home is emphasized by split-level lawns and ha-ha style walls. We took the grass to the very edge of the swimming pool to get the right scale and sense of  perfect flow. Paths lead to hidden entertainment areas, a riverside walk and secluded sitting decks. Click on the image for more.

Naturally our clients wanted to keep their views over the Hottentots Holland mountains.  With a cascade water feature built into a long timber deck and a series of circular rose gardens the whole design acts as a colourful foreground to the spectacular long distance landscape.                                       Click on the image for more

In Strand, many of the renovated townhouses once had separate outside stables or workshops. Today, these spaces can be designed into courtyards. Here we had to allow for for future use as a restaurant, spa, or art gallery. Whatever the end use, we have created a sense of shady calm and style in a busy town centre.    Click on the image for more

A new modern home in Somerset West with an enthusistic owner who wanted to put something back into nature, with a mainly indigenous garden. The brief was an informal design with no grass but lots of flowers and plants for wildlife. A rare opportunity to uplift the senses, naturally.  Click on the imagefor more

A pure Tuscan garden for a Tuscan-style home on the Greenways Golf Estate, Strand. Raspberry lavenders, erect Cypress trees and even an olive grove set into stylish paving. Very low-maintenance, totally eye-catching and absolutely right for the location.  Click on the image for more

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