A variety of projects from our portfolio
A rustic Claremont Herb Garden
To separate the lawn & gravel entrance path we created a wide bed full of aromatic Pelargoniums & Salvias which are shown off by the formality of the surrounding hedge.
Formal Granite paths divide this kitchen garden, the formality of the paths & buxus hedging ensure it aesthetically pleasing which is vital as the garden flank's the client's outdoor eating/braai area.
Classic Viburnum hedges and blocks of Murraya soften this modern decking area alongside the pool
Maximising the minimal space we softened the area with a modern white-painted screen for climbing roses & aromatic star jasmine. We further made full use of the vertical space with a white bougainvillea to spill over the pergola.
To complement the modern lines & palette of this updated version of a Franschhoek farmhouse simple lines of lawn & lavender were introduced, while the 2 ton mature Olive tree was craned in to offer respite from the sun. On the other side of the deck a wild fynbos garden leads towards the river.
Once this verge was a simple strip of yellow grass, now it shields the house from the traffic after the planting of 3 huge mature Olive trees. Mediterranean style planting softens the stone walls and provides interest.
This shady Newlands Oak was built around ancient English Oaks - part of the building dated to the early colonial days of the Cape Colony. To create a dramatic display of colour we planted Acanthus mollis & Foxgloves together.
Our client wanted a pool they could use for fitness so this long thin design that runs off into the wild fynbos was created.
After building this house on a Mountain Estate the cleints were left with a vast bank of clay. After 2 weeks of manual earth moving we composted & planted with a mix of Fynbos, indigenous trees & Mediterranean style plants with a bias towards grey foliage. This photo was taken approx 1year after planting.
A simple combination of 3 species makes a modern statement in this narrown planter on a sea-facing terrace.
In order to maximise lawn area for the kids in this tiny Victorian townhouse garden seating areas and paths were shrunken and sunk into the grass. Planting was restricted behind the low garden wall that enabled us to flatten the garden.
This seating area above the pool & lawn functions as a seating/lounging area. Formal hedges & roses complement the clean lines of the architecture & furniture
Large stacking glass doors open this lounge to the patio overlooking the City Center. We placed huge pots with multi-stemmed olive trees for maximum impact and to comement the formality of the indoor space as well as the simple drama of the fabric & furniture choices.
This sunken garden is the private space for a suite at a boutique guest house. Formal hedges, colourful roses and aromatic jasmines abound to make the tiny walled spaced a lush paradise.
Narrow beds meant a simple hedge was the ideal backing for this pool to complement the clean lines of the decking and hide the wall.