Redesigning a Favourite Garden in Welgemoed

Redesigning a Favourite Garden in Welgemoed

As featured in Scape magazine, SA’s home of design, building & maintenance The original house in Welgemoed was constructed during the 1980s and had already seen a number of renovations. VKDB Architecture and Interior Design were called in to review the...
8 Tips For a Water-Wise Lawn

8 Tips For a Water-Wise Lawn

South Africans love their lawns, despite the fact that they take a lot of watering and need more fertiliser and maintenance than beds. While grass is the cheapest component of a garden to install, it can end up being very costly over time. In a relatively arid country...
6 Ways to Create a Finely Tuned Garden

6 Ways to Create a Finely Tuned Garden

From symmetrical arrangements of fruiting olive trees to living art in the form of clipped shrubs and manicured topiary By Heidi Bertish (first published in House & Garden, January 2022) If the thought of a controlled palette of plants and materials conjures up a...
A Magical, Secluded Garden

A Magical, Secluded Garden

We worked with Cape Town hairdresser Wim van Zyl to create a secluded garden in the space adjacent to his Vredehoek home. This interview with him originally appeared in Visi magazine. What is the story behind your garden? When I bought my flat I had no access to the...
Is Your Garden Ready for Spring?

Is Your Garden Ready for Spring?

As spring arrives it’s time to prepare your garden for the warm, dry months ahead. Here are our top 8 tips for getting your garden ready. 1. Feeding With all the water around from winter rains it’s vital we make sure the plants are in a position to make...
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