Before and After
Here you can have a peep at some of the beautiful gardens, entrances and sacred spaces that I've been fortunate enough to create.
As you can see there is a before and one or some after pictures that hopefully will help you to see how with "sometimes not so much" that special spot can just change so much.
The ones you see here are in: Melrose, Parkhurst, Sandton, Morningside, Melville, Hurlingham, Petervale, Paulshoff, Midrand, Lonehill, Blaigworie, Observatory, Greenside, Craighall Park, Northworld, Benmore Gardens, Bryanston, Parkview, Kyalami and , Parktown Norh and Woodmead.
I'm so very grateful and indebted to all of you that have trusted me with your homes and those special places of your life.
From your comments, you seem to be enjoying them as much as I did when they were done.
Gardening with Dedication !
Court Yard! Linksfield
This family had moved into their new home and the courtyard besides being the entrance to their beautiful house can also been seen from everywhere when you move in and outside the way it is designed. Something had to be done! And this is what I created for them. Now it just need to grow and fill up to be more exquisite.
Gorgeous Benmore Gardens House
A wonderful family and their 3 dogs live in this property. Although Tina is a keen gardener somehow their garden was out of hand and she didn't seem to be able to get it right. I first saw it in August and the after images you looking at are in December. Sometimes you can create a lot in a short time, with good planning.
Maxine & Family!
This beautiful garden belongs to Maxine and husband where they live with their children in Randpark Ridge. We started with the area by the pool, where 3 big palm were lifting the paving and had to be taken out, there we planted roses and lolly pops with ground-covers and jasmine creeping at the back. On the other side of the garden we took out existing boring and overgrown greenery and filled it with colour all around, leaving the corner of this L shape flowers bed in pure white as a contrast to the sides.
Judith – Westcliff
Judith has an amazing house in Westcliff with and endless garden. When I first met them, Judith & garden, it had been sort of abandoned and was a bit run down. Slowly we have been working in it and it is becoming and absolute joy not only for the family living there & Frankie but for friends and family who visit as well.
This garden has been opened by "Open Gardens of the Golden City" in October 2019
This is a collage of properties that either in ful or some section have been transformed.
To give you an idea of how sometimes a small change can create a very big difference in your garden.
Every property is as unique as their owners so they all need to be looked at and treated in a very unique and individual way.
Ruben & Tracy - Rietvlei "A clean canvas, every artist dream"
Ruben and Tracy approached me last year to assist them in building their garden in the house that they had newly built. They live in a huge property South of Johannesburg on the side of the mountains. The area were the garden was supposed to go is on the incline and after having everything into account and seeing how the water gushes down with the storms, I told them that the only way to achieve a garden was by creating some form of retention walls, like layers of different garden beds in order to retain the water better. Ruben accomplished that magnificently and once that was done could proceed to create the garden that you see for them. Such an honour and privilege to have been able to do that for them. These photos don't really make justice to this amazing place.
Brian & Caron Mosehla - Parkwood
This wonderful family had done renovations to their lovely home in Parkwood, and consequently the garden also needed a facelift.
Caron told me she wanted pretty flowers and pots and hanging baskets, like her mom had. And this is what i created for her.
Salma & family - Parkview
Salma, approached me to help her with her garden in Parkview. It had been left a bit to its own doing, and consequently needed quite a bit of attention. A good clearing of all overgrowth was the first task, and then we created a brai and sitting area among the trees for the whole family to enjoy.
Doveton House in Parktown
From its earliest days the elegant Doveton Road has been home to many a prominent Johannesburg family and its distinguished residents.
Harry Clayton is believed to be the most likely architect of 21 Doveton Road but sadly the original plans for the home have not been found.
Doveton House features six beautifully furnished en suite bedrooms, splendid outdoor entertainment areas, a sizeable rimflow pool, lush gardens, a hot tub spa pool and a contemporary business centre with a fully equipped gym and cosy wine cellar.
I have been fortunate enough to have been able to redo the gardens of this magnificent property before it opened to the public.
It is my most favourite garden and one on which I keep a close eye and maintain regularly. There is always something happening at Doveton House Gardens! Don't miss it.
Doveton House in Parktown
This garden was open to the public on October 15 & 16! It was a great success & we hope to repeat it soon.
Garden & Home Magazine - January 2017 issue; features this garden and its maintenance secrets!
Villa Carrara Complex in Melrose Estate
This is an upmarket Estate situated in Melrose, it is not a big complex and fairly new. The developers like in most cases had filled it with sturdy ever green plants that didn't really say much though they were hardy. I was called in because they wanted to improve it add colour to the exceptional place. And that is what we have been working at for quite some time now, slowly but surely transforming it.
This courtyard in Bryanston was a focal point from the owners dining room, now they are delighted to enjoy the view and share it with friends & family