Using a formal layout and circular shapes that have become his trademark, Henk Scholz, the landscape designer, transformed this awkwardly shaped and flat property into an inspiring landscape.
Using a formal layout and circular shapes that have become his trademark, Henk Scholz, the landscape designer, transformed this awkwardly shaped and flat property into an inspiring landscape. Starting with a wooden pergola at the far end of the garden, covered by pink bougainvillea and built to conceal two water tanks, the lawn runs to the circular lawn in the centre. It is surrounded by beds of olive trees, and blue and white agapanthas, pink gaura, and blue and purple salvia to add to the seasonal flow of colour. The upstairs balcony offers some of the best views of the garden and the surrounding mountains. From the opergola, a winding path leads to the north-eastern parts of the garden, with masses of aloes and succulents and eventually, to a flowing water feature and fishpond. the path then leads one through a fever tree forest and a series of circles, each planted with either succulents, aloes, indigenous grasses or plumbago. the garden has become a paradise for birdlife (and cameleons). The less formal part of the garden on the sides of the house is a tapestry of mostly water-wise local plants, of which some are sculpted into interesting shapes. Pink teracotta planters links the patio to the lemon and herb orchard. The garden was planted and still cared for by Gert Smit of EP Landscaping. The garden also benefits from a number of sculptures.