Cape Town dreaming ….Franschhoek Valley

Travelling companion & bestie Judy Taylor on Table Mountain

Top of the Rock …. last October Nurse Taylor and I travelled to exciting Cape Town and ascended Table Mountain. So many good garden plants come from South Africa and getting to see them and the gardens they are made from, was a lifetime in the making .. and did NOT disappoint.

Beautiful species proteas hug the wind swept climax vegetation on Table Mountain
Franschhoek Valley’s majestic surround
Henk Schultz masterpiece home garden in Franschhoek Village

And of course, we couldn’t have travelled so far without visiting a few rather accomplished Garden Designers and their handiwork. One of the most prominent and in the beautiful wine lands at  Franschhoek Valley was the super charmed home garden and labour of love by Henk Scholtz 

Fish Tank Garden, like looking at ‘fish’ behind glass as a walk by
Still life …Lady with Pigs

The attention to detail and true whimsy that Henk makes his garden from is truely unique to him and the South African sensibility. Artistic quirk only begins to cover it, like this store mannequin covered in ceramic mosaic, complete with tin lid skirt and shell belt accompanied by wire pigs.

Shadow wall gardening
Shell gate charm
Gate detail
Shell Shower special

Rear planting space topiary ‘lawn’

With Garden Artist Henk Scholtz

Will show you more of the Capetown Great Adventure in another post

Double sided greenwall by Mark Paul at Greenwall Co. for Paradisus           ….and don’t forget my exciting Masterclass on Sydney Cool Subtropics Gardens at historic ‘Clifton’ in Hunters Hill on Wed 1st May at 10am $25 at the door all proceeds to L’Ache Sydney. Bottom of post click on ‘comments’ say you’ll attend in the Comments field & hit send to save your seat(s). Soooooo easy !!      







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2 thoughts on “Cape Town dreaming ….Franschhoek Valley”

  1. Gorgeous photos and brief on our wonderful trip to South Africia amazing gardens plants and designers
    I know the master class talk will be fabulous

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