OUR LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROCESS
Higgovale, Cape Town
Bishopscourt, Cape Town
Oranjezicht, Cape Town
The solution was to allow the natural vegetation directly butting up against this site to cascade down and around the new home. Existing steps and pathways were retained where possible, but a series of small square lawns edged in stone brought a measure of order to the back patio area, acting as a ‘drawbridge’ between the natural slope outside the boundary and the strong geometry of the house. A series of roof gardens created outdoor softening on the taller facade of the house.
THE ECO POOL
Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Ecopools SA called us in to collaborate with them on this project in Tamboerskloof. The client had already decided to remodel her existing swimming pool into an eco pool and assistance was needed to design the location of the filtration zones so that it would integrate with the rest of the garden, requiring a rethink on the whole garden layout. The outside is used extensively by the animals who joyfully chase each other while playing, and the client loves to sit under the big tree facing the mountain in summer when she is not on the raised patio. A rainwater harvesting system for the maximum amount of tanks the site could hold would be essential for the tropical garden brief.
The dogs love the pool as much as the run-around space we’ve created for them. The fountains are a great entertainment source, and the shallow shelf is the perfect perch from which to bite at the spouts of water. The synthetic lawn was a client pre-requisite, and in the face of summer drought and easy care, it has been a successful part of the solution. The pool now brims with life, the water is crystal clear and the garden is more useful than ever before.
Constantia, Cape Town
YOU’RE IN GREAT COMPANY
Thanks again for outstanding service and a magnificent garden! Mark has really blown our socks off making our home extra special. Our dogs are super amped to play in their new front yard and so are we. We are absolutely in love. Every day we spot a new plant flowering and then everyone gets a photo.
Cape Town Moroccan Garden
Lucy succeeded beyond my wildest dreams when creating a Moroccan riad with mixed tiles, colours and pots. The front garden perfectly complements the pool, while the back is lush and wild. The most peaceful place I know in Cape Town.
Plattekloof Suburban Garden
My garden is absolutely beautiful, thanks to Lucy and the Contours Design Studio team. They did far more than I expected. Now that the garden has taken root it is as if I am living in a totally different area.
Cape Town City Garden
I just want to thank you again for delivering so much more than I expected. I am thrilled with my new outdoors living space. Contours Design Studio’s work exceeds my expectations. Thank you!
I am very, very happy. Contours Design Studio did an absolutely brilliant job designing and installing my garden in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. And they continue to do so as far as the maintenance is concerned.