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Gardens
Create the ultimate courtyard garden
From the perfect paving to finding the right plants
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
Image credit: Bartholomew Landscaping While some see a sloped garden as a drawback, Corobrik sees it as an exciting challenge. With its range of clay brick and paving solutions, you can turn your tricky hillside landscape into a dramatic masterpiece. Before you get started, however, consider our top tips on creating a multi-leve
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
Exploring Niki de Saint Phalle’s remarkable Tarot Garden
The French artist's crowning achievement is located in a park near Capalbio, Tuscany
Five pet-friendly indoor plants
For an instant decor enhancer that won’t faze your beloved pets, try these non-toxic options
Wander through Japan’s magical Kawachi Fujien gardens
More than 150 wisteria trees make up the spectacular display
A sweeping green wonderland in Wellington
A terraced garden abundant with salvias is a lush sanctuary for its new owners
Around the dam at Marguerite and Lourens Steyn’s farmhouse Klein Optenhorst in Wellington, morning light suffuses the irises, water plants and others such as gunnera, lady’s mantle, Salvia miniata and hostas. A wooden gazebo provides a finishing touch. In the 32 years Marguerite Steyn and her husband Lourens have been living in Wellington in the Western Cape, they’ve always opted for a low-maintenance, structured town garden – but Marguerite secretly wished for a sweeping green wonderland overlooking a stretch of water. ‘Our daughter was getting married and we couldn’t seem to find the right venue,’ she says.
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