Articles

Column for House & Garden magazine

Franchesca authors a monthly column for the South African House and Garden magazine, a member of the Conde Nast stable of international publications. In these articles, Franchesca writes about garden design matters in a delightfully forthright manner, choosing her subject matter and images personally.

House & Garden

Previously published articles:

December 2012

By the Book

Take a leaf out of these gorgeous gardening books, or wrap them up for under the Christmas tree.

 

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November 2012

Home Grown

Franchesca suggests ways to create the perfect outdoor environment, making it all the more tempting to stay at home this summer.

 

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September 2012

Choice Trees

Franchesca offers tips on how to choose the perfect tree for your garden.

 

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2014: 1 2 | 2013: 1 2 3 | 2012: 1 2
2011 : 1 2 | 2010 : 1 2 3 | 2009 : 1 2 3

Book

Stellenberg is an iconic house in Cape Town, a miraculously unspoilt and classic example of the Cape Dutch style. Built in 1685, it is still a gracious family home set in spacious grounds which feature a series of gardens which have become world renowned. Franchesca has worked with the owners since 2001 designing sections of the gardens to complement the historical house and to take the gardens into the 21st century with relevance.

 

In Franchesca’s candid words the journey that the garden has taken over the years is revealed, the idiosyncrasies and secrets of the garden discussed and insights offered into the specific challenges and everyday care of a garden of this calibre.

 

There is a rich collection of pictures taken at all times of the year so that the design structure can be appreciated and the planting understood.

 

ISBN 978-0-9922062-1-5

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