PRIVATE RESIDENCE | BISHOPSCOURT, CAPE TOWN
The brief for this garden in Bishopscourt, found on the south-eastern slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, was to create an outdoor space, which grounded the contemporary home to the larger traditional, classical garden landscapes of the
Three very large London plane trees (Platanus acerifolia) to the north of the new building and the sloping, triangular shape of the site acted as guide points in the design. Working closely with the clients and their architects, the resultant layout is a triumphant twist on the traditional with a contemporary meadow of shade grasses and shady perennial plants that have a whimsical character, as well as selection of traditional plants characteristic of the area. What was previously a tennis court now serves as an edible garden and a formal rose garden.