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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mall…at the beach

The new development for Investec properties, Cornubia mall includes more than 1ha intensive indigenous commercial planting surrounding the large shopping mall. The landscape storyline narrates four seasons to distinguish between the different zones. The northern section, completely on deck, is without irrigation and very water-wise, as opposed to the southern section with the iconic fig…

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playing …outside

  The caption for this photo is: “You guys get the crystals, while I get them out!” This is my three children, that change my life…now I am a mom too 😉 As an arty mom of three ducklings, and with a profession in landscape architecture, I recently found myself more and more …PLAYING OUTSIDE.…

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on visions & reflections

  We recently had to write this for the  Pro Landscaper’s Agenda section: (August aka Women’s month)…and I think it sums up our vision perfectly: Question: Which woman or which women within the industry have inspired your career and why? “The green industry – that forms a part of the construction industry is a complex…

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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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