This is an already established garden, situated in the bufferzone of the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng, South Africa. The front garden of the house has been regenerated from a kikuyu lawn, to a natural garden with a mixture of indigenous and endemic grassland species consisting of wild grasses, bulbs and herbaceous plants typically found in the area. The garden has a show of different colours and texture throughout the year. The new natural garden reduced the use of pesticides and fertilisers, maintenance and water and created a soft and unpretentious setting with a relaxed mood. The regenerated part of the garden was established in December 2013.
Photographs: Copyright 2014 © Emmarie Otto