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Gardening in South Africa

Garden World - High Gold Award Winners


Name: Celebrations Retirement Show Garden
Designed by: FSG Property Group Landscape Division for Central Development

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Landscaped & Constructed by: FSG Property Group Landscape Division

Inspiration: The design for the Celebrations Retirement Show Garden is based on the look and feel of the Retirement Estate. The design itself draws inspiration from the everyday garden, a comfortable, homely and manageable space.

Using the plants specified for the estate, visitors to the show garden can draw inspiration on how to successfully utilise a smaller space, while keeping within guidelines and a specific style of architecture.

With ever shrinking living spaces, the Celebrations Show Garden aims to showcase what can be achieved.

Garden World - Platinum Award Winners


Name: Rebirth of happiness

Designed by: Sonita Young of Young Landscape Design

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Landscaped & Constructed by: Marthie & Theunis Bosch

Inspiration: We have indulged all our fantasies and freed our imagination in this garden, creating a space that fulfils our needs and has a unique sense of place.
Stroll through the fragrant filled labyrinth that leads to a seating area and share cherished moments. Continue the adventure and be delighted by the natural setting of the bog garden, pond and naturalistic plantings which all attract wildlife.  

The floating deck provides another space to relax and experience closer interaction with the garden and its wildlife. This allows you to sense the magic of nature and the importance of having green spaces in your life.

Garden World Water Wise Award Winners

Young Designers: Garden 6

"Birds of a Feather Flock Together" by Tomelo Choma & Faith Mashaba of The Gap

Inspiration: The contemporary landscape design of this garden allows it to explore a natural dimension by drawing inspiration from the South African Masked Weaver bird (Ploceus velatus).

This is evident in the repetition of displaying vibrant shades of yellow and red colours in the garden features.

The painted wall best displays the fusion of colours i.e. when these birds flock together. Like the Masked Weaver, that has different coloured eggs in their nests, the colourful garden is an inspiring colourful and emotive space.

The spaces within the garden create a sense of different rooms.

Garden World - Over All Winner


Name: A Measure of Formality

Designed by: Stephen Mundell

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Landscaped & Constructed by: Stephen Mundell of Garden World Inspiration:

A Garden needs a sense of peace and a measure of order to be a pleasure to work in and enjoy. This is what this garden strives to deliver.

From the calm box hedging and form plants that live side by side with the joyful abundance of informal planting, the garden creates a mood of comfort and beauty and provides a refuge from the stresses of city life.

The gentle sound of water and the various shades of green induce feelings of happiness and completeness and the soul can rest in the much needed quietness of life……..As the good book says, Let gentleness be your cloak….

Garden World Peoples Choice Award 2017 & Garden 14


People’s Choice Award winner 2017
Name: a Living room, through the seasons…
Designed by: Lizette Nieman
Landscaped & Constructed by: Strylitzia Landscaping

Inspiration:This small courtyard garden fulfils the aspirations of an outdoor living-room. Not only can you take pleasure in the outdoor living that a patio offers, but also grow, harvest and relish your food.

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Delight in the change of seasons evident in the plant choices, which use colour as the main inspiration.

A centrepiece with a pebble designed detail, will serve as a decorative base for the seating area.

Mosaic, containers, obelisks and ornaments are used to add to the colour theme, in addition to the annuals, perennials, roses, herbs and veggies used.


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