In the Cape Town suburb of Constantia, Maureen Viljoen has worked for 30 years to create a garden where indigenous, exotic, edible, and ornamental plants blend seamlessly into a plant collector’s dream oasis. It's also a place where birds, Cape dwarf chameleons, family, and friends coexist peacefully.

Garden Visit: My Mother's Garden in South Africa

Herb forest

Back to Africa: At Home in My Mother’s Garden (Gardenista: Sourcebook for Outdoor Living)

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Russian sage, Verbena bonariensis, Mexican Feather grass, Miscanthus, purple and grey plant combination design by Giardino Segreto