Before and After House Harland

Client :

House Debbie Harland

Location :

Lonehill Johannesburg

Brief :

Client wanted an english county garden with an indigenous twist as well as "rooms" to seperate 2 areas in the garden , Screening her boundary wall was imperative to create privacy. A particular mention of attracting birds and insects into her garden was also requested.

Solution :

We designed a formal structure using cobble edging with a narrowing bed between the two garden areas as well as a grove of Caesalpinia ferrea trees to create 'two rooms' in the garden, the extensive use of classic english country plants such as lavender, day lilys, Silver birch and roses as well as the introduction of indigenous plants such as Agapanthus, Chondropetalum and Crocosmia. We achieved screening by the use of nuxia floribunda, a dense evergreen, indigenous tree with fragrant flowers. Most of the plants used are prolific flowering varieties and the combination of indigenous and exotic planting schemes created a haven for birds and butterflies