Indigenous gardens of Renishaw Hills attract kaleidoscope of birds and butterflies

Indigenous gardens of Renishaw Hills attract kaleidoscope of birds and butterflies: As the venue for this year’s Botanical Society of South Africa’s Winter Gardens, visitors were able to witness the magnificent bird and butterfly life attracted to the Renishaw Hills mature lifestyle village. Located within the Mpambanyoni Conservation Development on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, this estate boasts some of the area’s most diverse indigenous flora and fauna – largely due to the work done by Dr Elsa Pooley and her team. “The Renishaw Hills mature … [Read more...]

Renishaw Hills shares indigenous coastal garden tips ahead of Botanical Society’s Winter Walks

Renishaw Hills shares indigenous coastal garden tips ahead of Botanical Society’s Winter Walks: This year’s Botanical Society of South Africa’s annual Winter Garden Walks will be hosted within the indigenous gardens of Renishaw Hills – a mature lifestyle village on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast – on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 July. Renowned botanist and landscaper, Elsa Pooley, has been instrumental in the creation of the estate’s beautiful indigenous gardens. In the run-up to the highly-anticipated Winter Garden Walks, Elsa has shared some … [Read more...]

Five reasons why you should consider planting an indigenous garden

Five reasons why you should consider planting an indigenous garden: The concept of ‘planting indigenous’ has been around for quite some time but many homeowners find making the move to a completely indigenous garden somewhat daunting. And while there might be some effort required initially, the results are incredibly worthwhile. South African landscaper and botanist, Elsa Pooley, forms part of the dynamic, green-fingered team at Renishaw Hills. They have been tasked with transforming the previously cultivated land at Renishaw Hills on the … [Read more...]