top 5 romantic gardens in italy
These Italian gardens display an abundance of gorgeous flowers and Renaissance-style architecture
Mediterranean dream
Be inspired by Ca’n Busquera’s gorgeous garden and courtyard in Mallorca, Spain, and turn your outdoor space into a tranquil, low-maintenance retreat
Pretty in pink at the Mount Nelson Hotel
Tourists and locals alike love this Cape Town grand hotel and its traditional, charming gardens
Verdant Visual Delight
This time-mellowed Joburg garden reflects its owners’ love of rambling imperfection
Food For Thought
This vegetable garden in Muldersdrift, Joburg, is changing perceptions about eating from farm to plate
When Antonia de Luca opened her restaurant, leafy greens cafe, in 2010, the concept of a hip, mostly vegan eatery was relatively unheard of. Five years on, her weekend buffets cater to upwards of 300 people each day, as discerning foodies seek out truly delicious fare in a country-farm location. [caption id="attachment_122039
A natural sanctuary
A labyrinth and enchanted garden bring a new dimension to this private botanical garden
a natural star attraction
Infused with LA glamour, this highveld garden has a sense of theatre at its heart
natural treasury
The Lowveld Botanical Garden is the subtropical heart of urban Mpumalanga
The Free State Flower Festival
This botanical attraction will take place on 11 and 12 November 2016
how to build a Garden pond
How to build and maintain a soothing, thriving water feature in your garden
Plants aren’t the only option when it comes to adding interest to the outdoors. Enjoy the life aquatic by installing a pond. A pond is a delightful focal point, providing a soothing watery backing track, remaining relatively low-maintenance, adding value and functioning as a mini ecosystem that attracts birds, butterflies, dragonflies and frogs. Here’s what you need to know: Size matters Ponds can be large or small, formal or so natural in appearance that they might well have been there forever. Decide on what appeals to you and what suits your garden. Even a large pot or an unexpected object such as a claw-foot b