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Dutch Garden - Historical and Futuristic

by SABI - Carol Posthumus   (2016-06-01)

Urban Landscape Solutions built the Dutch or VOC Vegetable Garden in Cape Town's Company's Garden in 2014. Here's the whole story of the garden, from its history as a vital refreshment station for ships sailing to and from the East Indies to its modern re-creation as an educational display of urban gardening and medicinal herbs.

Urban Landscape Solutions won three awards for its installation, with all the complexities of landscaping a site that was once a car park and conservatory, building lei-water channels, ponds, seats and walls, establishing the soil and planting beds. The article finishes with an interview with Eric Cherry where he touches on the importance of introducing children to gardening, sustainability, and his own passion for collecting large trees and rehabilitating fynbos.

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