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Featuring 23 gardens and landscapes, and richly supported by exquisite photographs and specially commissioned artworks, Veld is a beautiful tribute to an extraordinary talent whose clarity of vision has had a profound influence on his profession.


Patrick Watson is arguably the most innovative and versatile landscape architect working in South Africa today. Lauded for his pioneering approach to the restoration of degraded land, and for his use of indigenous species, he has created hundreds of gardens in Africa, and many others beyond – ranging from extensive mega-landscapes to exquisite small home gardens and tranquil spaces for quiet contemplation.

Patrick seldom works from carefully drawn plans, instead combining artistic intuition with extensive botanical knowledge and a deep concern for the conservation and restoration of nature. His gardens are creative, unconventional, inspiring and often bold, and he uses plants along with colours and landforms to design spaces that are both visually and emotionally captivating. Veld beautifully showcases the complexity of modern garden design, while also serving as a record of the knowledge, creativity and intuitive powers of a gifted artist.

Garreth van Niekerk is a multi-award-winning journalist and curator whose works explore the language of landscape, design and architecture. He has created exhibitions for clients across the globe and his writing has appeared in numerous publications. This is his first book. 

Elsa Young is a Johannesburg based photographer and a leading voice in landscape and interior design photography. Over the course of her 20-year career, she has travelled extensively, working for a diverse range of local and international clients and publications. 

Heidi­ Fourie is a full-time artist from Pretoria and an occasional guest lecturer at the University of Pretoria. She has exhibited widely both in South Africa and internationally, and her work is held in several major art collections.

  • ISBN: 9781779890214 | RRP: R650.00
  • ePub ISBN: 9781779890221

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