Prairie garden designed by Debby Tenquist

I have designed a variety of gardens from formal to relaxed meadow style.  I have worked on both large and small projects. The two garden galleries are gardens that have both been published (see under media). 

My process for a landscaping project involves a balance between fullfilling the brief from the client and designing a garden that respects and celebrates the "genius loci" of the property. I take great care to consider everything from the climatic conditions to appropriateness of planting material. I am fully committed and passionate about organic gardening processes and protecting the environment and wild life. I have elected to specialize in drought resistant gardens due to the critical water crises in South Africa and elsewhere.

I am based in Johannesburg and in the Cape I work with a professional installation team.


Outside of South Africa I appoint local garden contractors with whom I work closely over the construction and installation to ensure that my design and that my client's vision is followed.

Please note that due to monitor variances, the colors of the swatches you see may differ from the actual fabric.

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