Exploring Niki de Saint Phalle’s remarkable Tarot Garden
The French artist's crowning achievement is located in a park near Capalbio, Tuscany
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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
indigenous plants bring birds to the yard
Art collector and gallerist Christine Read’s indigenous garden plays host to a broad mix of birds
Though Christine Read may not consider herself a twitcher, she is a keen recorder of the birds that visit the garden at her contemporary home, tucked away in the treetops of Rosebank’s art district. ‘I don’t think I’m actually a twitcher. Twitchers are people who tick off every new bird they see; they compile copious li
Discover the inspiration behind Niki de Saint Phalle’s Tarot Garden
From Spain to France, the artist's influences ranged far and wide
the ultimate guide to black plants
Plants on the dark side of the spectrum add impact and glamour to modern gardens
A new dimension: the Boschendal sculpture garden
The iconic winelands estate launches a sculpture garden to showcase notable South African artists
Add impact and glamour to your garden with near-black plants
As the little black dress is to fashion, so dark plants add a sense of depth and intrigue to the outdoors
A theatrical garden filled with hidden treasures
Shepstone Gardens has a sense of long-established lushness that in parts looks more like a California wine farm than suburban Jozi
There’s something of a Napa Valley vibe happening on the slopes of Joburg’s long-standing suburb Orange Grove, and this is largely due to the alluring, verdant wonder that is Shepstone Gardens. Owners Chris and Lorna Rayner moved to this stretch of Hope Road 36 years ago, which over a century ago was all about fruit farming, and they gradually bought several neighbouring properties before expanding into the wedding-venue business in 2006. ‘It was a massive undertaking,’ says Chris, ‘and very much a building-driven project. The essence of what you see now is 30 years old but bar a couple of trees, it’s all be