Blog

Garden trend forecast spring 2018–2019

It’s always nice to summarise what happens in the international gardening world by investigating the key things people look for in gardens and garden design. Luckily for us as gardeners and garden designers, garden trends linger much longer than home or clothes trends because the two key ingredients to a successful garden is time and patience.

Read more

I am not a robot… Thank the heavens!

A recent survey by the Business Insider revealed that our world will dramatically change over the next ten years as robots and clever computer programming will replace the workforce. The relieving and inspiring news is that people in the design industries will virtually and excuse the pun, be unaffected. Especially Garden and Landscape Design will once again thrive due to its fragile connectedness with ecology, and nature. What is so astonishing is that the careers most at risk are the ones that seems to pay excessively well and feel like a safe bet.

Read more

What does a Landscape Designer and Landscape Architect do?

It is crucial to state that South Africa is not delivering enough Landscape designers, credible Landscape Installers and Landscape Architects. In this article the Irene School of Garden Design will try to briefly demystify in layman’s terms what all this means, as well as indicate ways of getting there.

Read more

Water Wise Gardening

Water Wise Gardening Count every drop, because every drop counts… For many of us the recent drought forced us to look at how we garden differently. Our office had such an overwhelming amount of requests for more information and tips that we thought it helpful to publish a bit of background information as well guidelines…
Read more