Since 1997, Lifestyle College student Landscape Designers have imagined and created great garden designs that are workable in any home environment, and this year, they have been tasked with taking what’s familiar and giving it a modern slant. Not just the latest design trends, but getting to grips with the great historical gardening traditions and re-interpreting them in a 21st century idiom.
This is the year in which people are going to be focusing more on ‘Garden-tainment’, and nowhere is this more relevant in sunny South Africa. It’s time to take our outdoor entertaining spaces that step further and create liveable living outdoor rooms. Be they intimate private gardens or bold landscapes, they’re all being given cutting edge design.
All the trends posited for 2015 will be on show this year. With more and more people living in less and less space, there is a greater need to make smart decisions about what to grow and how to grow it. As show gardens are necessarily ‘small space gardens’, visitors to the show will get all the latest ways of creating their ideal compact garden, with rich colours and textures creating major focal points. ‘Colour Pops’ – those trending colour palettes – which show off one’s individual personality in flowers, plants and outdoor products in harmonising shade are becoming ‘this year’s black’.
After all, the garden doesn’t stop growing, neither should the way we think about our garden spaces. Whatever one’s personal style, there’s something on the show that is sure please every taste….
Positioned as it is at the beginning of the year, during the height of the growing season, the Show gives all that come to see it the impetus needed to get out into their gardens and do something new, to create a garden that is sustainable throughout the year. Not only does it take a look at current trends in garden design, it also highlights the latest and most ‘must-have’ plants, gardening products and accessories, all the while creating an explosion of colour and scents to delight the senses.