Five Great Garden Ideas

Complied by Mariola Jakutowicz Fouché Photographs Dedon, Suppied 1. Prêt-à-pot’s contemporary clay wall and tabletop planters accentuate outdoor spaces, and can be colour-matched and specially designed for specific projects. Wall planters in Aged Stone from R165; order online at 2. Luxury loafing just got better with Dedon’s Swingrest hanging lounger (R59 000), by Daniel Pouzet, from Cane Time. Suspend it in the garden, on the porch or anywhere with a view. Available as a standing lounger (R68 000) in a natural-coloured weave, it features a rotating tabletop for drinks or a laptop, and has an optional curtain cover for shade. Cocktails, anyone? 3. In Gardens to Inspire (R295, Struik Lifestyle), gardening guru Keith Kirsten explores the ‘wow’ factors that set 25 South African gardens, ranging from classic-traditional to eclectic and environmentally sustainable, apart from the rest. 4. Arrange some potted plants on this awardwinning room divider by Kettal (from R47 890 at Marlanteak) and voilà, you have a vertical garden screen. 5. Decor store Garden Bleu has no shortage of gift ideas for Gauteng garden enthusiasts, from delicate glass bird plant feeders (R160 for two), to garden benches, bistro chairs and pergolas. This article was originally featured in the December 2013 issue of House and Leisure.