Constantia Garden

Category: Our Work

Designer: Franchesca Watson Franchesca Watson, garden designer, has created an oasis of beauty and tranquillity within the confines of this Constantia property. The beautiful house sits poised within a unique plant palette that boasts textured plants and soft cool colours. An enchanting ecopool wraps its way through and around the house softening the various materials of […]

Designer: Franchesca Watson A classical country garden that blends into the surrounding farm setting. The newly refurbished Dutch style house is nestled within a beautiful garden scape. The landscape oozes charm and character with hidden areas and styled corners. The colour palette suits the lush Elgin farm with deep purples, dark greens and various tones of […]

The garden was designed by Mary Maurel and completed in 2014. The focus was creating a functional and practical garden that not only enhanced the unique and creative architecture of the house, but mirrored something of the Cape Garden. An indigenous plant palette that softened the lines of the vineyards in the background, but enhanced […]

The garden was designed by Franchesca Watson and completed in 2014. A classic garden thats enhances the many features of the surroundings while allowing one to enjoy the outdoor space as well. Roses cascade effortlessly over the wall on one terrace, where white agapanthus stand erect on another. Clipped standards are backdropped by creepers, while […]

Ross McGill Landscapes & Irrigation

About the Rathfelder Project This garden was designed by Mary Maurel and built in 2011 for a new house. There was  major excavation on the site to level a large area for the house which created two problems to deal with. Firstly the cut exposed the clay sub base and a major agricultural drainage system […]

About the Boshof Project This garden was designed by Tirzah Stubbs and built in 2011 during a major house renovation. Our client has an amazing collection of Bonsai trees and this garden was designed around these beautiful specimens, some of which are close to a century old. The trees are displayed on plinths in “rooms” […]

Ross McGill Landscapes & Irrigation

About the Macready Project This garden was designed by Mary Maurel and built in 2010 for a new house. This is a formal/romantic garden in Constantia. Due to poor soil conditions we had to remove hundreds of tons of clay, create a drainage system and import new topsoil. Together with a new sophisticated irrigation system this […]

Ross McGill Landscapes & Irrigation

About the Prew Project This garden was designed by Mary Maurel and built in 2009 for a new house. The site is in Benguela Cove estate, and has very harsh growing conditions, with high winds, heat and sea breezes. The garden is mainly indigenous and due to excellent plant choices the garden has thrived. The […]