Lizette JonkerGarden World Spring Festival 2013

The 2013 Garden World Spring Festival has opened recently in Muldersdrift outside Johannesburg, and as usual this annual South African garden show has lots of ideas for the home gardener. Here I’m looking at a few of the gardens, and then some more in my next blog post. You can visit the 2013 Garden World Spring Festival until Sunday September 1 2013.

Succulent Bliss Garden World 2013

Succulent Bliss Garden World 2013

Succulent Bliss Garden World 2013

Succulent Bliss Garden World 2013

Garden title: Succulent Bliss
Designer: Werner Botha
Landscaped and constructed by: Apple Landscape
This garden has a curved rusted steel backdrop containing a vertical succulent garden, a wooden deck seating area and a walkway consisting of natural boulders, gravel, cacti and other succulents. Phormium on top of the steel wall and aloes in front of the steel wall, cacti on the low wall flanking the wooden deck.

Succulent Bliss Garden World 2013

Succulent Bliss Garden World 2013

 

 

 

 

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

 

 

 

 

Garden title: Celebrations
Designer: Damon Johnson
Landscaped and constructed by: Terra Firma Landscapers
This garden’s main feature is the splash pool with water feature spilling into the pool. Behind this water wall is an entertainment area. The raised planters against the wall provide texture and colour, and there is a synthetic lawn area surrounded by beds and raised planters containing mass plantings of plants like Acorus, Ophiopogon, Agapanthus and Buxus. Focal plants: palms, cycads and birch trees.

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

Celebrations garden Garden World 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Nature & Beyond Garden World 2013

Celebrate Nature & Beyond Garden World 2013

 

 

Garden title: Celebrate Nature & Beyond
Designer: Landscaped architect Donavon Robinson assisted by Jonathan Burger
Constructed by: Nature & Beyond
This garden has a bold and modern colour scheme. Quirky touches include the synthetic lawn, chairs covered with synthetic lawn, railway sleepers as well as framed mirrors against a wall.

Celebrate Nature & Beyond Garden World 2013

Celebrate Nature & Beyond Garden World 2013

 

 

 

Celebrate Nature & Beyond Garden World 2013

Celebrate Nature & Beyond Garden World 2013

 

 

 

 

 

The Neon Garden Box at Garden World 2013

The Neon Garden Box at Garden World 2013

 

 

Garden title: The Neon Garden Box
Designer: University of South Africa supported by AgriSETA and Liezl Craig
Landscaped and constructed by: Glen Peck and students from UNISA
This garden is all about recycling and city living, with everything constructed from reclaimed pallet wood – from the furniture and decking to the screens and vertical gardens. This design is ideal for small city gardens and balconies, and has neat ideas for growing your own food in a small space.

The Neon Garden Box at Garden World 2013

The Neon Garden Box at Garden World 2013

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Lizette Jonker

About Lizette Jonker

Lizette Jonker, the South African Garden Diva, is first and foremost a gardener, albeit a very restless and impatient one! She has worked as photojournalist and stylist for several South African magazines the past 20 years, inspiring readers with creative gardening, décor and craft ideas. Her last full-time job, as editor of the very popular SA Garden magazine, ended last October when the publisher decided to close the magazine. She now freelances for Finesse and Garden & Home magazines, and gives regular garden talks at garden centres and garden clubs. She comes from a family of plant lovers who understand the need to share and explore everything that grows. She travels South Africa and the world in search of beautiful gardens to capture, usually accompanied by a small tour group organised by Thompsons Holidays. Her other big passion is singing - she is a trained dramatic soprano and vocal coach, and is part of the operatic group XQST. She shares a home in Pretoria, South Africa, with her handyman husband Chris, her son Duard, who is a first year opera student, and her mom Jean, who also loves gardening and has a rose named after her.

2 thoughts on “Garden World Spring Festival 2013

  1. Lovely Lizette. Are those hedge chairs real? I love the Neon garden box. The succulent bliss is wonderful, so shaped and stylish and beautifully assembled. So many ways to grow; up, out, over and around. Clever, creative minds at work.

  2. Nadeem on said:

    Glen Peck is always the best

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