Interested in innovative landscape trends in South Africa? The 2019 Lifestyle Design Show features seven 'Chelsea Flower Show' style gardens - combined into a single landscape entity.   The theme of the show is la vie est belle, meaning 'Life is Beautiful' and the gardens are a celebration of French influences in local landscaping styles.
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SALI landscapers are experts in wetland-scaping - the creation of ecologically-friendly wetlands landscaped by professionals.  World Wetlands Day (2 February) is a good time to think about the importance of creating wetlands around your home or business.  The theme for the 2019 World Wetlands Day on February 2 is ‘Wetlands: The key to coping with climate change'.  In 1971 the environmental value of wetlands was finally recognised by governments throughout the world. On February 2 of that year the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was signed. The convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for…
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:04

Waterscaping transforms Ballito

The presence of water transforms a shopping centre, a residential estate or even a home. Across KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), talented South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) members are transforming business prospects and the landscapes with water. On the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal in seaside Ballito, SALI landscaper, Harry Dickinson is showcasing a waterscaping success story. Ballito Lifestyle Centre Established 15 years ago, Ballito’s Lifestyle Centre was a successful regional shopping centre with a growing residential area that was attracting upmarket retirees and holiday-makers. In April 2017, Ballito Lifestyle Centre faced their biggest business challenge to date. A…
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Celebrate landscaping at the charity-fundraising 2018 Elgin Open Gardens  Dates: Saturday 27 October – Sunday 28 October  AND   Saturday 3 November – Sunday 4 November   Times: 10am to 5pm Download attachments - see above and click on attachments:  Map, Garden Info and Brochure What will you see?  The 15 gardens range from large established country gardens (some over 50 years old), to young, recently planted gardens in villages and on smallholdings, all in a setting of great natural beauty an hour’s drive from Cape Town. A number of gardens will have plants for sale , and…
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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 08:35

Wakkerstroom Open Gardens and Rose Show

Wakkerstroom Open Gardens and Rose Show 10 and 11 November 2018   Wakkerstroom will be holding its second Open Gardens and Rose Show on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of November. This year, the “Market @ the Corner” will be held together with the open gardens and rose show. The market, on Saturday the 10th will include artisan stalls, craft gin, live music, delicious foods, entertainment for children, including a puppet show and face painting, to mention a few. The theme is “artisan foods” and “going back to basics”, including organic and mindful…
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Morne Faulhammer served, once again, as South African Landscapers' Institute (SALI) National Judge for the 2018 SALI Awards of Excellence. On 7 June, 2018, Faulhammer launched the 2018 SALI Awards Ceremony to delegates attending the 2018 SAGIC Convention at Mount Grace Country Hotel, Magaliesburg, Gauteng. As the SALI National Judge, he was able to give a background to the 2018 Awards of Excellence. This is a transcript of his address: “It a pleasure to once again be part of this inspiring process that culminates in the SALI Awards of excellence ceremony to be held at…
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Landscape design students have built nine spectacular mini gardens – on show till May 2018 – in Randburg Design³ (design to the power of 3) is the theme of the 21st Lifestyle Garden Design Show at the Lifestyle Home Garden in Randburg, Gauteng. Nine creative, contemporary and vibrant gardens were launched at this year's show on 10 February, 2018. The show runs until the end of May 2018. The show is part of the practical component of the landscape design course completed by students at Lifestyle College. "This year's gardens are built around a theme…
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