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Visual DelightVisual DelightIf you need inspiration for a DIY garden, or you wish to emphasise "ubuntu" - the belief in the universal connection between all humanity and nature - you certainly can! This year, many gardens showcase cleverly designed gardens which also look after Mother Nature by using recycled elements.

Part of this process also involves zoning your plants according to their water needs, which will fine-tune your watering schedules, preventing over watering and water wastage. With this method you can achieve a beautiful yet sustainable garden, overflowing with perennial flowers and shrubs, without "Breaking the Bank".

If you are the DIY type, you will definitely be motivated to implement some of these ideas. Create your own piece of paradise where you can escape the concrete jungle and reconnect with your roots for a while, while still leaving something behind for generations to come.

 

 

Entering the garden your eye is instantly attracted to the architecture with the tall archesEntering the garden your eye is instantly attracted to the architecture with the tall archesEntering the garden your eye is instantly attracted to the architecture with the tall arches


Garden 10

'Visual Delight'

Designer: Maureen Madiseng

Landscaped and constructed by: Maureen Madiseng & mentored UNISA Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape students from TUT, DUT & CPUT

Supported by AgriSETA


Entering the garden your eye is instantly attracted to the architecture with the tall arches, giving the garden a strong focal point. This is accentuated by the dancing, gentle spray of the water-feature and the tall terracotta pots which complete the picture perfectly.


Aaccentuated by the dancing, gentle spray of a water-featureAaccentuated by the dancing, gentle spray of a water-featureAaccentuated by the dancing, gentle spray of a water-feature

A gravel path leads you to a lovely seating area A gravel path leads you to a lovely seating area A gravel path leads you to a lovely seating area


The gravel path leads you to a seating area which introduces a different point of view, allowing you to look across the garden. The flower beds are a visual delight of colour, form and texture.

The topiaries are strategically placed along the path leading you into the garden.

Soft grass textures outline the shape of every flower bed which is filled with a vibrant concentration of colourful flowers…. to “Colour my World”.



The topiary trees lead you into the gardenThe topiary trees lead you into the gardenThe topiary trees lead you into the garden




A plan helps you visualise your gardenA plan helps you visualise your gardenA plan helps you visualise your garden

 
 
This garden highlights the possibilities of a DIY gardenThis garden highlights the possibilities of a DIY gardenThis garden highlights the possibilities of a DIY garden


Garden 15

'New Direction'

Designers: Carly Blankevoort & Dries du Plessis

Landscaped and constructed by: DIY Garden Design students


This garden demonstrates a sustainable approach to planting with a commitment to education.


Pots make great features in the gardenPots make great features in the gardenPots make great features in the garden

This garden will inspire you to experiment with DIY designingThis garden will inspire you to experiment with DIY designingThis garden will inspire you to experiment with DIY designing


The intention of the garden is to highlight the possibilities of a DIY garden; educating the public with respect to plant choices and colour combinations with an emphasis on water zoning requirements which are so fundamental to our water stressed country.

By zoning your plants according to their water needs you can fine-tune your watering schedules thereby preventing over watering and water wastage. The garden is mass planted with mostly long-flowering perennials to make this garden manageable.

We hope that our garden inspires the home owner to experiment with DIY designing.

A good plan gives you directionA good plan gives you directionA good plan gives you direction

 
 
Escape the hustle and bustle in this practical gardenEscape the hustle and bustle in this practical gardenEscape the hustle and bustle in this practical garden


Garden 17

'Ubuntu'

Designer: Andre Louw & Wiehann Felstead

Landscaped and constructed by: Virtue Landscaping

Media partner: SA Garden & Home



Clever use of recycled elementsClever use of recycled elementsClever use of recycled elements

The floating pavers and table creates an illusion of added spaceThe floating pavers and table creates an illusion of added spaceThe floating pavers and table creates an illusion of added space


Ubuntu is defined as the belief in the universal connection between all humanity and nature.

This is a modern space to escape the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, routines of the concrete jungle and to reconnect with our roots.

The use of grasses and monochromatic colours enhances the feeling of relaxation and tranquillity – UBUNTU.
 
The use of recycled elements emphasise the need to look after Mother Nature and leave something behind for our generations to come. The floating pavers and table creates an illusion of added space to create a light, airy feel to the garden.

Planning - well worth the effortPlanning - well worth the effortPlanning - well worth the effort




 

 

 
 
 
Garden World is on Beyers Naudé Drive in Muldersdrift.

For information on the Spring Festival
contact Garden World 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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