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:

September 2013

What is it about Avenues?

Franchesca explores the beauty and practicality of creating avenues of trees.

 

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August 2013

World Tour

Watson suggests exploring the world’s gardens.

 

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June 2013

Gardener's Gold

The basis of any successful garden is great compost. Franchesca shares her personal experience with tips from the experts to get you going.

 

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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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