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Educational Garden
Name: The Way Forward
Designed by: Horticulturist, Dineo Dibakwane
Landscaped & constructed by: Staff from Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden (SANBI)

Inspiration: “This dust, this ancient dust of Africa has settled on my heart” - Pat Luckings.

This indigenous garden that is inspired by African biodiversity showcases water-wise Aloes, shrubs and groundcovers. Aloes are the main focus with their stunning flowers that combine with their unique forms, foliage colour and texture.

Looking at water scarcity in South Africa, gardening with succulents is the way forward. These indigenous succulents are well adapted to survive the dry and often harsh African weather.

Every now and then we need to sit back, relax and detach from the loud city noises and get in touch with nature and this is the way to go.


Name: Spirit of Nature
Designed by: FSG Property Services Landscape DivisionLandscaped & constructed by: FSG Property Services Landscape Division

Inspiration: With African and Oriental themes having similar colours and textures a natural fusion took place within the garden, to create an Afro-Oriental garden.

A play on greens with subtle pinks and reds sets a soft backdrop for the landscape which is dominated by a grey crush pathway. Large black granite blocks contrast with the colour and texture of the crush path while adding a sense of movement and reflection to the corner.

The deck creates a natural break in the design, allowing the visitor to stop and view the garden before continuing to the next section. The last section, the opposite of the design style, a subtle play on yin and yang, creates a whimsical bonsai forest effect.


Garden World is on Beyers Naudé Drive in Muldersdrift.
For information on the Spring Festival and booking for the talks, workshops and music contact
Garden World on 011 957 2545 or 011 956 3003.

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