Landscaped and constructed by: Just Gardening, the students of UNISA and Horticulturalworx
Garden Designer: Jenny Badenhorst
This garden is on display at Garden World, Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Gauteng Tel: 011 957 2046 or 083 997 6142, www.gardenworld.co.za
This grassland landscape is a quiet sanctuary recreating a bushveld scene. The bio-aesthetic planning of this garden can be created in an eco-estate as it promotes the environment and ecological food chain.
The browns, yellows, ochre, oranges and reds of this sunburnt savannah emphasises the beauty of the natural bush. Under the cool shade of Acacia trees, a raised deck area overlooks golden grasslands.
Down an uneven gravel path reminiscent of animal trails is a Boma. A space to enjoy a campfire with family and friends against the backdrop of the bush night.
This practical, waterwise and low maintenance garden provides a retreat that feeds the soul.
Bright coral aloes and orange bulbines give testimony to the delicate balance of this nature order. A variety of soft wheaten grasses that ripple and whisper in a summer breeze are in sharp contrast with the lime green of the majestic Acacia xanthophloea (Fever Trees) and Acacia siebieriana (Paper bark thorn trees).
This rugged informal garden is imbued with the timeless appeal of bush extremes that cannot hide its lightness and elegance.
Plants: Garden World Nursery.
Focal plants; Aloe greathihii, Euphorbia – stick of fire.
Trees: Acacia xanthophloea.
Palms: Trachycarpus fortunei.
Shrubs and perennials: Kalanchoe, Carex’Frosted Curls, Bulbine frutescens, Plectranthus neochilus, Portulaca afra.