past times: an old westcliff garden is transformed into a botanical delight
This captivating Westcliff garden combines history and soulful charm in equal measure
secret garden: 6 outdoor chill zones to enjoy
Helpful tips to creating an outdoor chill zone in your exterior space, no matter its size
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
Book review: The Garden of Babylonstoren by Franchesca Watson and Heidi Bertish
A visual tribute to the iconic farm in the Drakenstein Valley of the Cape Winelands
Walk among giants in Claremont’s Arderne Gardens
Revived for a new generation to discover this old garden is a wonderworld of arboreal ancients and exotics
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
As we’ve seen by the severe drought that Cape Town is currently experiencing, and myriad other affected areas around the world, water is becoming scarcer by the day. Strict but necessary restrictions can result in a garden that suffers, which is why, together with leading paving supplier Corobrik, we’ve compiled five top tips for saving water this summer while keeping your garden going strong at the same time. pave the way Image credit: Eco Outdoor Grass consumes the most water in a garden, so an effective way to cut water expenditure is to reduce the size of your lawn. One of the best looking and most cost-eff