stepping up

Entering the entertainment courtyard and viewing from the food courts these seating steps presented an opportunity for waterwise indigenous planting – with no automated irrigation, water fountains and lights… We planted large feature Aloidendron barberae (Aloe trees) with a mixture of Plumbago, Portelucaria and Dietes in mass planting blocks. For the full project please read…

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four seasons in 1 hectare

The new development for Investec properties, Cornubia mall includes more than 1ha intensive indigenous commercial planting … At Cornubia mall, now almost 9 months old there were quite a few interesting statistics with regards to numbers…read the extract below or for the full article published in the July issue for the ProLandscaper. “This project entails…

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on playing it forward…

COTTONTREE is a land & playscape design firm that was started in 2012 with a focus on sustainable value and quality. Our motto is ‘playing outside’ and we understand the importance of childhood memories that are shaped by our environments and nature. Christa has worked on various national and international projects including nursery schools, commercial…

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hotel…in the sun

The revamp of the Sun1 hotel in Southgate Johannesburg on a limited budget included introducing indigenous street trees and water-wise planting on the road verge. Feature colourful planting around the entrances, with screening along the room windows. Signature planting palette was introduced to create an example for the future hotel upgrades.

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