fynbos rocks: a gallery tour of artist nola muller’s indigenous cape garden
A gallery of Nola Muller Viotti and her husband Gianni's quirky Cape garden in Noordhoek
small wonders: fostering the art of bonsai
The fascinating Japanese art of bonsai calls for a love of growing tiny plants, some measure of artistic ability and patience aplenty
Book review: The Garden of Babylonstoren by Franchesca Watson and Heidi Bertish
A visual tribute to the iconic farm in the Drakenstein Valley of the Cape Winelands
Walk among giants in Claremont’s Arderne Gardens
Revived for a new generation to discover this old garden is a wonderworld of arboreal ancients and exotics
Create the ultimate courtyard garden
From the perfect paving to finding the right plants
As populations grow and water resources lessen, it makes sense to say goodbye to sprawling lawns in favour of smaller, more practical courtyard gardens. They’re cheaper, easier to maintain and water-wise. Together with Corobrik, we show you how to create the ultimate greened-up courtyard. pave the way Image credit: Eagle
A living legacy
Nic Bladen casts indigenous botanicals into bronze and silver, creating extraordinary artworks he hopes will last as fossils into the future
5 ways to save water in your garden this summer
Consider a few simple, cost-effective ways to save water while keeping your garden going strong
Get back to nature: a guide to indoor gardening
Here’s how to bring your space up to speed on the indoor greenery trend
A guide to creating a structural multi-level garden
Turn a sloped landscape into a dramatic, multi-level masterpiece with Corobrik paving
5 lush vertical gardens to inspire
Pair these leafy-green vertical gardens with perfect paving from Corobrik to add serious design cred to your outdoor space
Image credit: Peter Bennetts Once you’ve fitted your outdoor space with the ultimate paving from Corobrik, it’s time to dress it up with a bit of greenery. Able to take many shapes and forms, vertical gardens provide an element of design to an otherwise all-natural aesthetic. And they’re practical, too. From being used as portable screens and lush backdrops to providing an ideal surface for fresh herbs and vegetables, living walls are a must-have, especially for those with small courtyards. To match your Corobrik paving, we’ve collected five vertical gardens to inspire your next gardening endeavour. urban haven