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LITTLE INTERVIEWS

LITTLE INTERVIEWS

JEANDRE’ STEYN

GLENICE EBEDES

Director of Greenacres cape landscaping

Garden Designer & owner of Grounded Landscaping

What is your favourite landscaped area in South Africa?

What is your favourite landscaped area in South Africa?

I like the concept of Babylonstoren.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Johannesburg.

How is Sustainability embedded into your business practices?

How is Sustainability embedded into your business practices?

We try to work with what is already on site, especially with regards to trees. We choose our plants very carefully by planting almost only indigenous and water wise. By educating the client during and after a project. What is one item you cannot live a day without? My laptop and a cappuccino to start the day. Who/What is your biggest professional influence and why? I have always had a passion for architecture and interior design. In my view the outside space is just an extension of both… So I try to incorporate that into my designs. What is the moto that you live by? “If your creation doesn’t have ethics, hasn’t got meaning or doesn’t touch your senses, what is the point?”. One piece of advice for the landscaping industry? Take the time to really get to know your clients and how they are going to use the space.

We focus on creating wildlife-friendly gardens using mainly indigenous plant material. What is one item you cannot live a day without? Felco secateurs. Who/What is your biggest professional influence and why? The numerous nurserymen (and women) in South Africa who specialise in indigenous plants and are a wealth of information. What is the moto that you live by? Flourish! One piece of advice for the landscaping industry? Seek inspiration from nature. Top Plant? Heteropyxis natalensis (Lavender Tree). It’s a stunning tree and I’ve seen it growing in the wild in a very special place – the Great Zimbabwe World Heritage Site.

Top Plant? Agave attenuate.

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