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Gardening in South Africa

Garden World Re-vamped Designer Gardens & Sustainable Water-wise Gardening

A serene seating areaA serene seating areaSustainable water-wise gardening is imperative in South Africa today and entirely possible to achieve, as shown by a lovely garden created by the South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. It even allows space for some edibles!

Gardens are forever growing and evolving, requiring filling in for seasonal colour and perhaps the odd trimming. With a well-established garden it is easy to implement a new look and feel by making a few simple changes. And, if you saw last year’s gardens which have been re-vamped, you will be certain to want to do some changes to your existing garden.

One really fantastic re-vamp is by Stephen Mundell – just look how beautiful everything has grown!

Silver Garden Awards

Re-invent – Something Old, New, Borrowed & BlueRe-invent – Something Old, New, Borrowed & BlueIf you're eco-conscious and a 'green' DIY type of gardener who likes to use recycled materials in your garden, you will be inspired to use your imagination and find uses for all types of items, from bottles to cinder blocks, to create your special place to play and relax, as well as a functional space for veggies and herbs.

Perhaps you want a more art inspired garden like a timeless 'French door' framed by Bougainvillea towers and leading into a lush garden which is colourful but also low maintenance and water-wise. Look no further than Garden World's Designer Gardens - whether its 'arty' or DIY you're looking for there’s garden design inspiration everywhere!



Silver Gilt Garden Awards

Garden World Landscape TeamGarden World Landscape TeamDo you dream of a petite cottage style garden space, or perhaps a pod house, connected to a woodland garden with meandering walkways through a forest of many shades of green? No matter what your taste, Garden World has an award winning garden design to suit all garden flavours.


Gold Garden Awards

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.

High Gold Garden Awards

Ngena SucculentsNgena SucculentsYour quality of life is directly affected by the lack of “vegetation” in your living spaces, and nothing cleans air pollution like plants. So, if you’re eco conscious and want to do your bit for mother earth, no matter the size of your garden, you can produce a bountiful harvest of shrubs, flowers and vegetables.

If you need some great ideas on conserving water in your garden, the gardens this year have many inspirational ideas on this subject that are bound to make you want to plant a water-wise garden just because they are so gorgeous!

Perhaps you simply want a garden re-vamp, with a new look and feel, but are not sure what colours and themes to choose. Many of the gardens are re-vamped from last year, but you will hardly recognise them, so visit Garden World today, you will not be disappointed!

 

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