Before fibreglassing, new pole retaining
African ladder created from a keurboom that fell in a wind storm
Hessian prevents soil blowing into the pool, deck post positions cut into Hessian
Driveway
3D Sketch design, pole retaining
We aim to screen this cottage with coastal trees and thicket
A view from the roof
another view from the roof
Co-creators Stadboer and mekanik
Pole retaining contract in progress
Minette Bell's Pool house
Carrying the enormous beams onto the roof
happy team, beam in place
Irrigation working, hessian as mulch
The driveway embankment planted
The pool pavilion roof planted
Our stone staircase
Coastal Fynbos tapestry
Gazania invades the deck
We LOVE indigenous plants
At one year old the plants are snug
Roof plantings, Hangklip mounatin
Pincushions
Salvia Africana Lutea
After the rain
The roof garden
Fungi on the Virgilia roof balustrades
Roof garden 1 year after planting
Pelargonium tomentosum
Blue and brown salvias
Front gate
Almost covered after 1 year
Concrete and green
driveway embankment
Roof garden and Flue
Pole retaining almost covered, 1 year
driveway embankment retaining wall, 1 year
Roof garden
Felicias
Felicias and gazanias
Plants enjoying themselves

Before fibreglassing, new pole retaining

African ladder created from a keurboom that fell in a wind storm

Hessian prevents soil blowing into the pool, deck post positions cut into Hessian

Driveway

3D Sketch design, pole retaining

We aim to screen this cottage with coastal trees and thicket

A view from the roof

another view from the roof

Co-creators Stadboer and mekanik

Pole retaining contract in progress

Minette Bell's Pool house

Carrying the enormous beams onto the roof

happy team, beam in place

Irrigation working, hessian as mulch

The driveway embankment planted

The pool pavilion roof planted

Our stone staircase

Coastal Fynbos tapestry

Gazania invades the deck

We LOVE indigenous plants

At one year old the plants are snug

Roof plantings, Hangklip mounatin

Pincushions

Salvia Africana Lutea

After the rain

The roof garden

Fungi on the Virgilia roof balustrades

Roof garden 1 year after planting

Pelargonium tomentosum

Blue and brown salvias

Front gate

Almost covered after 1 year

Concrete and green

driveway embankment

Roof garden and Flue

Pole retaining almost covered, 1 year

driveway embankment retaining wall, 1 year

Roof garden

Felicias

Felicias and gazanias

Plants enjoying themselves

Betty’s Bay is an hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town. The area is still quite wild and surrounded by mountains and the sea. The pool and pool house were designed by Minette Bell Architects. The entire environment is designed to return to nature including the roof of the pool house. Coastal thicket will surround this tranquil watery world. We left the early images of the site here so that you can monitor the gardens progression. Plants by Clare Bell.