Tuscan Treasure
The Gardener|November 2019
Tuscan Treasure
Two years ago Nolan and Lillian Antonie and their young son, Luke, moved into their dream house in Muldersdrift.
The architectural inspiration of the house was the Tuscan style of the estate, and the Antonies wanted a garden that would marry with this aesthetic. They turned to landscaper Debbie Smit of Foxgloves Landscape Design for help with the project.

1 A penny-farthing bicycle holding pots planted with succulents is a focal point on the patio as you enter the gate. The entrance is surrounded by ‘Margaret Roberts’ lavender, making it cozy and intimate.

2 Space in this garden was relatively tight so the lines of the garden were extended from the house to create geometric patterns for the lawn and beds. By designing this way, Debbie was able to create space, channel views and connect areas.

3 The entertainment area was divided into two different rooms. The larger of the areas connect with the kitchen and indoor dining area. A water feature, for background ambiance, and a builtin braai was incorporated along with a large open space for seating or dining. A wall separates this area from the veggie garden, which is also easily accessible from the kitchen. The floor of this area was paved for ease of use and maintenance, in colors that blend with the walls of the house.

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November 2019