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.
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.
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.