Garden Types

Specialty gardens offer excellent alternatives for those seeking a particular gardening style or passion, regardless of location. So whether it takes place indoors or out, whether it’s in the backyard, on a patio, or a roof top garden, whether it’s a hot, dry region or a cool, wet one, specialty gardens allow the individual gardener to pursue his or her own unique interests in creative ways.

Contemporary Garden

Contemporary Garden

Contemporary Garden – Sleek materials and a minimalist approach to modern landscaping.

Formal Garden

Formal Garden

Formal Garden is laid out on regular lines with plants arranged in symmetrical locations or in geometrical designs.

Informal Garden

Informal Garden

Informal Gardens are more popular. They follow the natural terrain by using curved lines. The human eye follows curves easier than straight lines. In fact, curves are more natural. There are no perfectly straight lines of great length in nature. The only illusion of a straight line is the horizon. All perfectly straight lines are […]

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Japanese Gardens are traditional gardens that create miniature idealized landscapes, often in a highly abstract and stylized way. The gardens of the Emperors and nobles were designed for recreation and aesthetic pleasure, these gardens are designed for contemplation and meditation.  

Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean Garden

Say the words “Mediterranean garden” to five different people, and its very possible to conjure up five different, but correct, images. Everything from sumptuous Moroccan splendor to whimsical French decor may be considered Mediterranean garden design. Whatever the national or cultural style, however, Mediterranean garden design tends to revolve around similar plants and attitude toward […]

Water-wise Garden

Water-wise Garden

With increased water-usage restrictions in and around Cape Town, planting a Water Wise garden is not only beneficial but economical. The main focus behind creating a water wise garden is to create a garden which is both attractive and thrives with minimal water.