A sweeping green wonderland in Wellington
A terraced garden abundant with salvias is a lush sanctuary for its new owners
sustainable character: an eco-conscious house in joburg
An eclectic three-storey home in Joburg reflects its owners' environmentally conscious lifestyle
babylonstoren: your childhood dreams come true
Babylonstoren is a beloved childhood photo in the flesh – and so much more
secret garden: 6 outdoor chill zones to enjoy
Helpful tips to creating an outdoor chill zone in your exterior space, no matter its size
mediterranean dream: how to create a courtyard garden
Be inspired by Ca’n Busquera’s gorgeous garden and courtyard in Mallorca, Spain and recreate your own
The look and feel of a classic Mediterranean courtyard garden is all about orderliness in the midst of spontaneity. These courtyards are practical and low-maintenance, make use of local stone and rock in their landscaping, and adopt a ‘tough love’ approach when it comes to plants. The mood is relaxed and functional as the s
colour by numbers: a mornington grassy garden gallery
Gallery of a painterly grassy garden that spotlights naturalistic scenery and inventive landscaping
past times: an old westcliff garden is transformed into a botanical delight
This captivating Westcliff garden combines history and soulful charm in equal measure
green at heart: boschendal’s visionary food garden
At Boschendal's visionary food garden near Franschhoek, organic produce is flourishing in soil first turned in 1685
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
As far back as 1 200 years ago, the Japanese people learnt of the intriguing Chinese practice of penzai, (also known as penjing) in which, through limiting the growth of plants, they were able to imitate nature in miniature form. Japanese horticulturalists would go on to reinterpret the tradition and seamlessly thread it into their own cultural and visual ideals, eventually turning bonsai into the internationally respected art form that it is today. The word ‘bonsai’ comprises a pair of Japanese characters that translate to ‘plant in a container’ – a tree or shrub cultivated in a pot and made to look like a dwa