Boardwalks through the Fynbos
Flower design on concrete path
Bali inspired concrete paths in the shade
Lawn with curved edge
Flower design inspired by bathing trunks
Dry packed stone walls by Rob MacKenzie
Meeting spot in the Fynbos
The terrace
Frangipanis on the lawn
Lawn, Terrace and Keurbooms Lagoon
Garden paths through existing trees
Pergola inspired by the Chinese symbol for beauty
Inside the main gate, modern forest
Strelitzia Nicolai, over the gate
Jensen lawn
Concrete pathways meet
Meeting of Biomes
Rest in the fynbos
Concrete pathways meet
1 year after planting
Detail in the rocks
Dropping in
Concrete pathways meet
Southern Cape Bali fusion
Inside the main gate, modern forest

Boardwalks through the Fynbos

Flower design on concrete path

Bali inspired concrete paths in the shade

Lawn with curved edge

Flower design inspired by bathing trunks

Dry packed stone walls by Rob MacKenzie

Meeting spot in the Fynbos

The terrace

Frangipanis on the lawn

Lawn, Terrace and Keurbooms Lagoon

Garden paths through existing trees

Pergola inspired by the Chinese symbol for beauty

Inside the main gate, modern forest

Strelitzia Nicolai, over the gate

Jensen lawn

Concrete pathways meet

Meeting of Biomes

Rest in the fynbos

Concrete pathways meet

1 year after planting

Detail in the rocks

Dropping in

Concrete pathways meet

Southern Cape Bali fusion

Inside the main gate, modern forest

Nestled on the edge of Indigenous coastal forest and looking over the Keurbooms lagoon is 1 Formosa designed by Paul Oosthuizen Architect. The building is a unique modern statement with sculptural concrete features. The clients, bird enthusiasts,  spoke of a “Bali” feel to the garden. Plett’ has a sub tropical climate not too far removed from tropical Bali and the site already held some magnificent flowering tree specimens. We designed a path network to discover the garden; concrete in the shade and boardwalk in the sun. The sunny areas are planted with Fynbos and all areas present the best selection of bird attracting plants that we have in South Africa. Fiona Powrie designed the planting plan and Rob Mackenzie co-created the stone work. The Garden was installed by Simply Green.