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Designer Gardens at Garden World's Spring Festival

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2016 Spring Festival at Garden World


‘Leap into Spring’


from July 29 to September 4


Leap into spring at Garden World’s annual Spring Festival that sets out to inspire gardeners with award winning designer gardens, from Friday July 29 until Sunday September 4.

This year, 21 gardens (the most ever) will compete for best on show and this includes the work of 12 landscapers who are participating for the first time.

Internationally recognised designers Ray Hudson and David Davidson have once again designed this year’s Kirstenbosch South Africa Chelsea Exhibit and this will be re-created by them at Garden World.

There will be an even greater emphasis on water wise gardening this year, with display gardens from Rand Water, and Sanbi’s two flagship botanical gardens, Walter Sisulu and Pretoria.

The spring festival programme of talks includes the ever-popular Margaret Roberts on herbs, a mother and child flower arranging workshop with Interflora, trendy ways to upcycle and recycle, and a morning of music and garden mayhem with Tanya Visser, Richard Cock and Paul Vonk, of Mayford Seeds presenting ‘In Tune With Nature’.

Other annual attractions at the festival are the school gardens, children’s box gardens, and floral exhibits of the Gauteng Flora Union and Interflora.

You will be able to view all of these gardens at the Spring Festival and for a period of ten months thereafter. There will even be a garden designed by kids on display. 

 
 

 

 

Garden 1 (Educational Garden)

Platinum Award and Water Wise Winner 
'Cycad Odyssey'

Designed by: Lezani Botha - Drafted by Bernadine Drath
Installation by: Lezani Botha - CycadLady

Description of Garden:
I am your cycad; Ancient times knew me well. I grow slowly, but free and proud. Our family species Encephalartos developed with little resistance. Grasses, succulents and aloes rejoiced as we grew wild and free among them. Then the human race found the secret hidden deep within us. Our free spirit encountered tragic times. Although we do not bleed, once extinct, we could remain silenced forever. With pride and honour we will remain tall and strong. If you care for me, I can care for you...

Plant Highlights:
1. Encephalartos ferox
2. Encephalartos lehmanii
3. Ornithogalum juncifolia
4. Polygala virgata
5. Aloe greatheadii var davyane

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Grassland Nursery; Random Harvest Nursery; Garden World; Lezani Botha & W.C. de Lange
Rock: Fibre Features
Graphics: Wall X Scape
Plant Labels: Tree Tags
Plan: Bernadine from Indigo Landscapes Design
Story Board: Stephanie van Tonder (Independent Contractor to Unisa)
Labour & Tools: C&E Landscape Contractors; Garden World
Permits: Gauteng Nature Conservation; Lezani (the CycadLad at Garden World)
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Support: Dr. R.T Botha; Green House Trials

Lezani Botha
CycadLady
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Cell: 083 389 2260

 
 

 


Garden 2

 High Gold Award  ‘Harmonised Tranquility’

Designed by: Priscilla Banda
Installation by: Green Dimensions (PTY) LTD
Media Partner: Top Billing

Description of Garden:
This is an outdoor living room……an area of comfort on a raised patio under a gazebo, which creates a feeling of privacy. The circular skylight opens out to enhance the illusion of space.

The focus on this garden was to create a harmonious, tranquil, low maintenance, eco-friendly environment to be enjoyed in all seasons.
Harmony is achieved in the choice of colours and textures of the plants and hard landscaping material used. Tranquility is created by the soothing sound of the water feature.

Plant Highlights:
Nandina domestica ‘Pygmaea’
Cyrtanthus mackenii
Strelitzia reginae
Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist’
Ohiopogon nigrescens ‘Black Dragon’
Phomium
Zantedeschia aethiopica

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Malanseuns
Flagstones, Cobble Stones & Copings: Lacotta
Top Billing Logo: Daschner Metal Arts
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited

Priscilla Banda
Green Dimensions
Member of the Guild of Landscape Designers
Tel: +267 7606 5848
Cell: +267 713 07179  
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Garden 3 (Educational Garden)

Award of Participation 
The Tswana “Tshimo” Educational Garden

Designed by: Chris van Niekerk
Installation by: NWU (North West University) Botanical Garden   

Structural elements:
The Tswana garden is a combination of different “tshingwana” (micro-gardens) that form the main elements in the layout. The “tshingwana” that comprise the garden layout can be divided into six micro-gardens types, namely: Food garden, Medicinal garden, Ornamental garden, Structural species (windbreaks and hedges), Open area (lebala) and Natural area (naga). Other functional elements within the garden layout include: A lawn area, Shade trees (and Ubuntu tree), Orchard, Container plantings, Fire screen, Entrance gate and livestock holding area.

Plant Highlights:
Aloe greatheadii
Traditional uses: The leaf sap can be used to treat burns, sores or wounds.
Ziziphus mucronata
Traditional uses: Many medical remedies are made from various parts of the plant due to their antifungal properties. The edible, ground berries can be used as a coffee substitute.

Inspiration for the Garden:
From a western (urban) perspective, a domestic garden is considered as a luxury space around the house used for “relaxation”. These gardens are used for the cultivation of ornamental plants, entertainment, play areas for kids and the enjoyment of family pets. In contrast to western gardens, rural gardens serve a different purpose. The main function of urban gardens is “to support” the livelihood of the family. The garden is primarily used for food production, growth/collection of medicinal species and spiritual rituals. Gardens of indigenous cultures are often considered to be spontaneous and disorganized, but there are definite structural elements within each garden. The Tswana “tshimo” (home garden) is a potential model of sustainable resource management.

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited

 
 

 

 

Garden 4 (Educational Garden)

Award of Participation  'African Medicinal Garden'

Designed by: Katlego Selemela & Solomon Nenungwi
Installation by: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden (SANBI)  

Description of Garden:
This medicinal garden set around an African hut has a distinctive, unique atmosphere and symbolizes African architectural building and traditions of local ethnic people. There are many African handcrafted items and the floors are made from a mixture of mud and cow dung, in true African style. Strong architectural plants such as Aloes and Cycads together with medicinal plants have been used to add structure to the garden. All medicinal and useful plants are clearly labelled with vital information on how they can be used. Information on creating, managing and maintaining an indigenous garden is available. The plants in the display are grouped according to their medicinal uses and represent those used by many South African communities, including those used for magic, muthi, dyes, foods and more.

Plant Highlights:
Tulbaghia violacea varg.
Pelargonium citronellum
Aloe ferox hybrid
Pelargonium tomentosum
Encephalartos horridus
Diascia pink

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited

 
 

 


Garden 5

Platinum Award and Overall Winner 
'Mexican Colonial Hacienda Style
 Courtyard Garden'


Designed by: Sonita Young of Young Landscape Design Studio
Installation by: Young Landscape Design Studio

Media Partner: SA Garden & Home

Description of Garden:

This garden is inspired by the Renowned Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo and her home in Mexico City, called “The Blue house”. Colourful Geraniums, in weathered Terracotta pots, wrought iron window boxes and pot holders, decorate the walls and terraces whilst authentic Mexican style wrought iron chandeliers, artifacts, heavy wooden pillars together with wood furniture, vibrant upholstery & cushions, all, complete the look.
The lush tropical look was achieved by using, water-wise plants like palms, Strelitzia nicolai, Bougainvillea, Philodendrons, cat’s tail ferns, cycads and Cannas, to name but a few.

A courtyard with ample shaded terraces, overlooking the garden, where one can escape the grueling summer sun. A place to relax, take a siesta or have a lively get-together with friends and family.

Plant Highlights:
1.    Pelargonium / Bush Geranium
2.    Argyranthemum Madeira pink
3.    Alchemilla mollis
4.    Agave spp.

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Wall Art & Tile Print: Wall X Scape
Eco Building Consulting: Ecodesign Architects (C.T.)
Steelwork: Glockenspiel Steel
Wooden Gates & Table: The Carpenter & Sons
Paint Effects, Paint & Décor: Mulberry Lane Décor, Annie Sloan chalk Paint
Water Feature: Caleon Garden Creations
Cladding and Paving: Colonial Stone Company
Garden Benches: MC Timbers
Mosaic Crosses: Mosaic Eternity
Gravel: Rebble Pebbles
Plants: Lanseria Palms, Roos Nursery, Garden World, 3Bushketeers, Plant-It Nursery, Garden Fun, Bristlecone Nursery, Vrone, Heuers
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Wall Art: In Eeden Design Concepts

Sonita Young
Young Landscape Design Studio
Cell: 083 381 8089
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Garden 6

High Gold Award  'Visual Delight'

Designed by: Susan Harkema of Dandy Scapes
Installation by: Dandy Scapes

Description of Garden:
This romantic garden has an informal look, with a seemingly casual mixture of plants which give it a delightful grace and charm. An abundance of flowering plants add a lively freshness to the garden.
This is mostly a shade garden with soft, gentle colours combined with interesting textures in the planting. It is the kind of garden that plant-lovers like because there is the opportunity to use many of your favourite plants together. It is “a place where you can find yourself when you need to lose yourself and is where the flowers are your thoughts and dreams - as thoughts grow as freely as flowers and the dreams are as beautiful.”

Plant Highlights:
Asparagus densiflorus ‘Green Ripple’
Primula malacides white
Fuchsias
Dietes grandiflora
Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist’
Cyathea australis
Pansies

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Doonholm, Malanseuns, Vrone, Garden Fun, Garden World
Wall Print: Wall X Scape
Paint: Universal Paints  
Steelwork: Glockenspiel
Wall Art: Evil Panelbeaters
Gravel: Rebbel Pebbles
Cushion: Mod Look Trimmers  
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Support: NS Motorcycles

Susan Harkema
Dandy Scapes
Cell: 084 583 3584
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Garden 7

'Woodlands Edge – A Contemporary Sanctuary in the Forest'

Designed by: Sonita Young of Young Landscape Design Studio
Installation by: JJ van Rensburg & the Garden World Team
Media Partner: Tuis/Home

Description of Garden:
The inspiration for this garden is a contemporary, minimalist Artists Sanctuary, in a secluded woodland viewed through the large glass panels. The contemporary design of the Pod House inspired us to create a garden that blends both natural and modern elements.
Large, natural stone and flat boulders are used to demarcate the open patio area on the one side and acts as an informal seating area, whilst a gravel path leads you deeper into the woodland.

The Pod House is carefully positioned between the large trees. This is to ensure maximum sunlight to the rooftop veggie garden. This woodland inspired garden features existing large trees and other plantings including shrubs, perennials, natural and ornamental grasses, a selection of indigenous ferns, bulbs and winter flowering annuals.

Plant Highlights:
Alchemilla mollis
Foxgloves
Delphinium
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Clivia miniata
Tulbaghia violacea
Erigeron karvinskianus
Primula malacoides
Cyathea brownii
Veltheimia bracteata

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Malanseuns
Pod House: Perfect-Places
Rocks: Fibre Features
Animal Statues: Wildcrete
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Shade-Over Lawn: Mayford Seeds
Furniture: ORANGE TREE furniture

Garden World Landscaping Division
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JJ: 082 852 3471
Pieter: 076 992 3188

 
 

 


Garden 8

Platinum Award  'Zodwa’s Garden'

Designed by: Agatha Rheinhardt
Installation by: Grow Landscapes
Media Partner: Get it Joburg West

Description of Garden:
IN MEMORY OF ZODWA, who is not alive to tell her story. CURB HUNGER is a non-profit organisation in partnership with GROW ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION AND LANDSCAPING PROJECTS CC.  We have a dream to create pavement gardens to enable disadvantaged South Africans to pick vegetables and beneficial herbs free of charge to feed their families.

The left side of the garden represents winter, but changes as we leap into spring and eventually summer with tree tomatoes, and an assortment of summer fruits and vegetables. A water-wise irrigation system is fed by a catchment area and water tank.

We hope that this show garden will inspire local businesses to join hands and work together with CURB HUNGER and GROW ER&L to plant pavement gardens in future. BECAUSE…. NOBODY HAS TO DIE OF HUNGER.

Plant Highlights:
Cape Rough Skin Lemon
Calendula
Pineapple Sage
Mixed Lettuce
Globe artichoke

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Herbs & Vegetables: Doonholm Nursery (Healthy Living Herbs)
Edible Flowers: Garden Fun
Printing: PPS Printers & Design
Door: Fibre Features
Hard Landscaping & Construction: Grow ER&L
Sandstone: Bethlehem Granite
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Paint: Prominent Paints Princess Crossing

Agatha Rheinhardt
Grow Landscapes
Member of the Guild of Landscape Designers
Cell: 082 334 2656    
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Garden 9

Gold Award  'Sustainable Beauty'

Designed by: John Sauer of Ngena Succulents
Installation by: Ngena Succulents

Description of Garden:
This garden showcases the diversity of succulents. A beautiful succulent tapestry is created using colourful plants of different forms and textures. The succulent ‘geese in motion’, and ‘green bull heads’ add to the idea of a fantasy garden.

Succulents have gained immense popularity over the past years. They can be used creatively in gardens, patios, small containers, living walls and a number of creative scenarios.. Succulents require far less water than most other plants. This makes them ideal garden companions when we consider the extreme weather conditions and droughts we have experienced in recent years, as well as water shortages.

Water-wise plants are a major component of the garden along with aesthetic artifacts sourced from local artisans. Sustainable Beauty…indeed.

Plant Highlights:
Ebracteola wilmaniae
Aeonium ‘Starburst’
Echeveria ‘Mauna Loa’
Echeveria gilva ‘Red’
Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible
Compost & Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Support: Dudley van Wyk Architects, Chamberlain’s Hardware & Building Supplies

 
 

 


Garden 10

Silver Award  Orbis Vitae (‘Circle of Life’)

Designed by: Damon Johnson
Installation by: Terra Firma Landscapers
    
Description of Garden:
This garden shows good representation of the circle of life through the visible colour changes of the plants in the different seasons throughout the year. In particular, here we mainly have two strongly complementary colours; red and green.

The circular design in this garden gives a feeling and sense of the infinite, unbound limitless life of nature, constantly going through changes. Thus, viewing the garden from its focal point gives one a perfect and calming view of the entire space used.

Plant Highlights:
1.  Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii’
2.  Duranta ‘Sheens’s Gold’
3.  Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’
4.  Ficus benjamina
5.  Abelia pyramids
6.  Blechum gibbum
7.  Acorus gramineus ‘Golden Edge’
8.  Washingtonia robusta

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Water Feature Sealant: Hydro Seal
Wall Art: Wall X Scape
Plants: Garden World, Palm Nursery, Malanseuns
Furniture: In Eeden Design Concepts
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Support: Divefin

Damon Johnson
Terra Firma Landscaping
Cell: 082 571 4787
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Garden 11

Platinum Award  'Hues of Spring'

Designed by: Maureen Madiseng
Installation by: Maureen & the Garden World Team, Unisa & Tshwane University of Technology students
Supported by: AgriSETA

Description of Garden:
The strikingly decorative boundary wall forms a dramatic focal point and is the inspiration for this garden. The soft curves remind one of the playful spring breeze and the blue walls depict the bright, clear skies.  

A path encourages exploration to a large seated area where on cool evenings the fireplace will keep you warm. The rounded water feature serves as a bird bath and attracts wildlife to the garden, the sound of water providing that touch of tranquility and calm. Relaxed drifts of meadow style planting subtly fulfil the promise of spring.

The garden awakens and there is a distinct air of regeneration with hues of cheerful colour…spring has arrived!

Plant Highlights:
Syzigium poodle cuts
Clivia miniata
Euryops pectinatus
Gazania rigens ‘Sunset’
Argyranthemum Madeira red
Dietes bicolour
Nemesia mixed colours
Salvia greggii ‘Radio Red’

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Malanseuns, Garden World, Garden Fun    
Pots: Garden Solutions
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Just Organics
Support: Divefin

 
 

 


Garden 12

Gold Award  'Easy Does It'

Designed by: Lwandiso Ncobo (Senior Horticlturist)
Installation by: Mogale City
Media Partner: Get It Joburg West
    
Description of Garden:
The Mogale City Sustainable Living garden has been transformed by making use of a pergola that links the entrance and house to its patio and lawn area which is surrounded by the wrap-around border creating a cosy, charming space.

Everyone loves a quick-fix garden especially when it is cost effective and easy to create. Its beauty lies in its spontaneity; with a wonderful mix of vegetables, herbs, perennials, annuals, shrubs and fruit trees to provide the family with home grown food.

Mogale City is proud to be part of the new radical movement against poverty and social responsibility. We encourage people to grow their own food, as well as, provide a space where family and friends can gather and enjoy time together.

Plant Highlights:
1.  Euryops pectinatus
2.  Eurka lemon tree
3.  Gerbera jamesonii
4.  Limonium perezii
5.  Lessertia frutescens
6.  Bacopa white
7.  Red cabbage
8.  Lavandula ‘Blue Canaries’

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilize: Talborne Organics
Shade-Over Lawn: Mayford Seeds

 
 

 


Garden 13 (Make-Over Garden)

Award of Participation 
'Window to the Natural World'

Designed by: Vincent van Zyl
Installation by: Vincent van Zyl

Supported by: AgriSETA

Description of Garden:
In this make-over of last year’s winning garden the natural elements of water and plants are uniquely combined. This is experienced in the strong architectural lines and shapes of the planters, seating area and the glass terrariums.   

This contemporary design shows how we can optimizes a small modern space to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere by cleverly combining colour and texture in the plant selection.

Plant Highlights:
1.  Azalea indicum  alba
2.  Limonium perezii
3.  Ficus pumila
4.  Lamium maculatum ‘Chequers’
5.  Plectranthus madagascariensis variegata
6.  Fuchsias
7.  Mandevillea sundaville ‘Red’
8.  Carex ‘Red Rooster’

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Malanseuns, Doonholm
Terrarium/Fish Tanks: Aqua Empire
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Shade-Over Lawn: Mayford Seeds
Water Plants: Aqua Flora SA
Support: Keith Kirsten Horticulture International

 
 

 


Garden 14

High Gold Award  'Life’s Journey'

Designed by: Hannes van Tonder
Installation by: Hannes & mentored students from Unisa

Supported by: AgriSETA

Description of Garden:
On entering the garden one is drawn to the gazebo with its wooden deck and inviting lounger. Here one can relax and enjoy the soft drift planting that emphasizes the flow of life.

The colour popping up between the lush planting, the grassland and the meadow represents one’s journey through life with glimpses of hope. Peace is found in this pasture linking the water-features and the gazebo.

Take joy from this space as you embrace nature in your Life’s Journey!

Plant Highlights:
1.  Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
2.  Strelitzia juncea
3.  Nuxia floribunda
4.  Anthericum ‘Saundersii’
5.  Ophiopogon ‘Kyoto Dwarf’
6.  Encephalartos altensteinii
7.  Selago ‘Purple Turtle’

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Table & Chairs:  The Carpenter & Sons
Steel Garden Name: Glockenspiel
Cushions: Curves & Scallops
Cycads: CycadLady
Water Features: Fibre Features
Paint: Prominent Paints – Princess Crossing
Deck & Hard Landscaping: Garden World
Fertilizer: Just Organics                
Plants: Garden World, Ngena Succulents & The Aloe Farm, Malanseuns, Honeydew Plants: Nu-leaf Nursery, Garden Fun, Random Harvest Nursery, Peebles Plants
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Shade-Over Lawn: Mayford Seeds
Financial, Gazebo, Lanterns: Johann van Tonder

 
 

 


Garden 15

Gold Award  'Beyond Dimensions'

Designed by: Damon Johnson
Installation by: Terra Firma Landscapers
Media Partner: The Gardener/Die Tuinier

Description of Garden:
The design of this garden breaks all the rules in dimensional boundaries by allowing the various planting spaces to explore all the horizontal and vertical facets available. Some of these spaces are multi-levelled built-in planters. Others wind their way along the floor, up the side of the table supports and continue through the work surface, up the wall and along through the cladding - stretching throughout the design.
Water features have been created to allow the soothing sound of water, while a feeling of spaciousness overwhelms this unique design.
A huge amount of interest has been provided by creating a variety of elevations to showcase and accommodate any entertainers dream.

Plant Highlights:
Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’
Philodendron ‘Xanadu’
Acorus gramineus ‘Mini Gold’
Ophiopogon ‘Kyoto Dwarf’
Chondropetalum tectorum
Nandina domestica ‘Dragon Flame’
Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’
Blechnum gibbum

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Water Feature Sealant: Hydro Seal
Wall Art: Wall X Scape
Plants: Garden World, Palm Nursery, Malanseuns, Plantimex, Garden Fun, Aloe Farm/CND Nursery
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Steelwork: Steelform
Support: Divefin  
                 
Damon Johnson
Terra Firma Landscapes
Cell:  082 571 4787
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Garden 16

Gold Award  'Young at Heart'

Designed by: Ashley Hempel
Installation by: Revoluta Landscapes
Media Partner: Rooi Rose

Description of Garden:
This contemporary garden combines earthy natural elements and tones with high tech steel structures and splashes of vibrant colour. The conversation pit is an intimate chill zone and an ideal place to hang out.

Warm African colours like red, orange, burgundy and greys are used to give that exciting colour lift to the garden, both in the structural features, as well as, in the drifts of meadow planting.

The focal point is a contemporary water feature which is simple and yet eye-catching. The garden art adds a funky, youthful spark of excitement to the garden. This garden shows us how natural elements can be vividly enhanced by contemporary structures and dazzling colour.

Plant Highlights:
1.  Penstemon
2.  Nandina domestica ‘Dragon Flame’
3.  Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’
4.  Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’
5.  Felicia ammeloides
6.  Limonium perezii
7.  Gaura dark pink

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Doonholm, Malanseuns
Rocks    (Fibre-Glass): Fibre Features
Wall Art: Wall X Scape
Gravel: Rebbel Pebbles
Pump: Alberton Pumps & Equipment
Brick Sealant (Polyseal): ISCOSA
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics

Ashley Hemple
Revoluta Landscapes
Cell: 082 564 1453
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Garden 17 (Make-Over Garden)

Award of Participation  'Leap into Life'

Designed by: Victoria Ing
Installation by: Victoria Ing & Unisa Horticulture Students

Description of Garden:
The design for the “LEAP INTO LIFE!” garden is a retrofit of the platinum award winning garden “OH BEEHIVE!” and encompasses the importance of the diversity of life within our urban spaces.

This garden is inspired by all of nature’s industrious insects – bees, birds, butterflies and frogs – nature houses them all. This garden encourages life back into cities and parallels the rise in environmentally friendly gardening. The educational role of Unisa is represented in the garden through an outdoor classroom demonstrating environmental education and conservation practices.

Planting beds are planned to catch water, while gravelled pathways and seating areas also allow the infiltration of water as a sustainable water harvesting practice. The simple, yet bold complementary colour scheme is not only chosen for its hardiness but also their ability to attract life into the garden.

Plant Highlights:
Kniphofia spp.
Helichrysum petiolare
Cyperus papyrus
Strelitzia reginae
Euphorbia ‘Fire Sticks’
Gazania

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics

 
 

 


Garden 18

Platinum Award  'Memorable Moments'

Designed by: Wessels van Vuuren
Installation by: Wessels van Vuuren         
Media Partner: Kwela

Description of Garden:
The garden is inspired by Wessels van Vuuren’s adventure-filled Koekedoor journey. Koekedoor is a popular reality baking competition show on KykNet.

The path seems blocked by low planting to suggest uncertainty about entering, however the plants give off fragrance and pleasant experiences once you take the first step. There are windows into the kitchen featuring memorable moments from the show. The planting is initially cool and relaxed, but rapidly transcends into a riot of hot colours as the chaos and drama starts unfolding in the baking challenges.  

Behind the scenes there is a calm and peaceful seating area with many of my favourite plants, bringing you right into my personal space.

Plant Highlights:
1.  Eureka Lemon tree
2.  Dianthus “Pink Kisses’
3.  Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’
4.  Argyranthemum Madeira pink
5.  Lavandula ‘Margaret Roberts’
6.  Pelargonium / bush geranium
7.  Carex ‘Buchanii Brown’

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Paint: Divefin
Plants: 3 Bushketeers, Malanseuns, Garden World
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Support: Rolhem
The Moulding Shoppe: www.themouldingshoppe.co.za

 
 

 


Garden 19

Platinum Award  'Easy Living'

Designed by: Pieter Goussard
Installation by: Pieter & the Garden World Team
         
Supported by: AgriSETA

Description of Garden:
The sound and sight of water is a refreshing addition to this outdoor room. The water feature’s floating-steps lead you into the garden and add excitement and interest to the design.

The sunken garden provides an area to sit and relax; from here you can embrace nature.
Plants have been carefully chosen for their height, shapes, texture and colour connecting the soft and hard landscaping structures beautifully and bringing the garden to life. 
 
Plant Highlights:
1.  Cupressus ‘Sky Rocket’
2.  Westringia white
3.  White geraniums
4.  White carnations
5.  Conifers
6.  Liriope
7.  Argyranthemum white daisy bush

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Plants: Malanseuns, 3Bushketeers, Garden World
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Pavers & Cladding: Max Stone
Support: Dynamic Cylinder Engineering    

Garden World Landscaping Division
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Pieter: 076 992 3188
JJ: 082 852 3471

 
 

 


Garden 20  

Gold Award  'Enhancing Nature'

Designed by: Bernadine Drath
Installation by: Rose Vermeulen – Landscape Designer  
Media partner: SA Garden & Home

Description of Garden:
This is a makeover of an existing garden - from a very rustic look to introducing a new contemporary display which is enhanced by mystical creatures. The concrete pavers give the area a sophisticated look and the gazebo seating area gives you a chance to relax in nature and listen to the gentle sound of the water feature.

The planting gives the garden an uncontrived look which is true to nature. The bright, colourful planting of Heuchera, Acorus and Zantedeschia gives it a strong contrast to the existing forest planting.

Plant Highlights:
1.  Cyclamen persicum
2.  Alternanthera ficoidea ‘Red Threads’
3.  Heuchera ‘Paprika’
4.  Aspidistra
5.  Dicksonia antarctica
6.  Acorus gramineus ‘Mini Gold’
7.  Rumohra adiantiformis

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics
Plants: Malanseuns
Gazebo: Classic Iron
Water feature: Liquid Designs

Rose Vermeulen & Bernadine Drath
Indigo Landscapes
Member of the Guild of Landscape Designers
Rose: 072 268 4659
Bernadine: 082 452 1463    
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Garden 21

Gold Award  'Oriental Expression'

Designed by: Guild of Landscape Designers
Installation by: Brenda Niehaus – Fern-Lily Design
& Landscaping
Media Partner: SA Garden & Home

Description of Garden:
This oriental inspired garden is seen from the path which allows the viewer to enjoy this quiet space and invites one to rest and renew energy.  The touches of Balinese style and subtle oriental elements will hopefully be a well of inspiration that may change the way you look at your own garden.  
Using natural stone/rock is one of the most important design elements, it enhances the space with a natural water-feature running through it. Using water generates a sense of movement and creates a soothing atmosphere.
Most of the existing trees and shrubs have been retained and the rest of the plants emphasize the exuberance of spring.

Plant Highlights:
Azalea indicum alba
Asparagus densiflorus ‘Green Ripple’
Rumorha adiantiformis
Nandina domestica ‘Dragon Flame’
Clivia miniata
Camellia japonica ‘Kramer’s Supreme’
Bamboo ‘Golden Goddess’
Coleus ‘Henna’
Cyperus papyrus

Thanks to the following sponsors for making this garden possible:
Natural Rocks: Rocks for the King
Gazebo: Oxford Trellis
Pump & Installation: Liquid Design
Water Plants: Aqua Flora SA
Bark Mulch: Bark Unlimited
Fertilizer: Talborne Organics

Brenda Niehaus
Fern-Lily Design & Landscaping
Member of the Guild of Landscape Designers
Cell: 083 442 0963
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Garden World is on Beyers Naudé Drive in Muldersdrift.
For information on the Designer Gardens and
booking for the talks or workshops
contact Magriet / Corné on 011 957 2545 /011 956 3003 or 083 997 6142.

For more information on the festival visit www.gardenworld.co.za

 
 

 

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