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An urban nature garden

Higgovale, Cape Town

 

Creatures abound in this urban oasis. Situated on a corner in the Cape Town city bowl, the garden is an intermeshing of architecture and landscape. The pod-like building is reinforced with a circular boundary wall that ignores actual property-lines and creates a spacious verge area designed as a continuation of the garden.


Table mountain looms above the garden which makes use of a collection of natural grasses and perennials off-set with unusual African trees such as Sneezewoods and Rock figs. The roof is planted with grasses and small protea varieties. The natural swimming pool has been created between two large shelves of rock. Access steps are in deep slots hewn into the rock structures.

 

Please click the thumbnail images below to view large images of the garden.

 

 

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