John Richardson Gardens   Garden Design and Construction

Welcome to the Website of John Richardson Gardens: Garden Design, Consultation and Management. Cape Town, South Africa.

For an overview of several finished gardens please visit the Projects section for photographs and a brief description of how these projects evolved. When viewing the gardens, it is useful to remember that each garden is designed for a unique client with their specific site and budget. Likewise the design of your garden will reflect your own specific requirements, site conditions and budget. Each garden is a completely tailored product, custom designed for you and your site.

The Gallery section is for general photographs as well as specially posted reference photographs. In the Articles section you will find writing on various subjects of gardening interest and for media publications and productions check out the Media tab. Finally, if you're interested in the ramblings, musings and perspectives of a gardening Blogger, then the blog section will help you wile away the hours when you should probably be doing something more useful!

Please do contact me if you would like to commission a professional garden or landscape design. The design service ranges from simple sketch plans for DIY installations through to the full specification documents required for tender purposes. It includes monitoring and project management if required.

Have a great day
John Richardson


During installation. House Llandudno


 Professor Robert Harold Compton
In 1921 the director of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Professor Robert Harold Compton, endeavoured to create a second botanical collection in the Karoo.


 The Pumpkin Patch. One mans quest for Veggie Nirvana
If this subjective, completely useless, guide to faking it in the veggie patch doesn’t fill you with enthusiasm for getting down and dirty in the garden, then nothing will…

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