FRANCHESCA WATSON

Trained in horticulture and garden design, Franchesca has undertaken commissions across South Africa and abroad. She has designed gardens for an iconic list of clients and architects and continues to collaborate on international projects.  Over the last 30 years, Franchesca has cultivated a formidable reputation for stylish and sophisticated design. Her mantra is to create timeless and sustainable gardens that balance brief with an intrinsic sensitivity to site and architecture. Franchesca writes a monthly gardening page for the Conde Nast House & Garden magazine and has recently completed a book on Stellenberg Garden, for which she has designed portions over the last 15 years.

FRANCHESCA & HEIDI WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT;

Life, gardens and design in South Africa (Part 1)
Cape Town duo, internationally renowned Landscape designer Franchesca Watson and Conde Nast House and Garden Magazine, Garden Editor and Photographer Heidi Bertish, present a two part dialogue revealing what it means to live, garden and design in South Africa. They explore this topic through the introduction of unique South African vegetation zones and presentation of distinctive South African gardens, namely a Cape Dutch Farm garden, a Highveld garden, a historical estate garden and a contemporary garden in the Maropeng World Heritage Site.

Life, gardens and design in South Africa (Part 2)
Cape Town duo, internationally renowned Landscape designer Franchesca Watson and Conde Nast House and Garden Magazine, Garden Editor and Photographer Heidi Bertish, present part two of a dialogue revealing what it means to live, garden and design in South Africa. Franchesca and Heidi explore trends in South African garden design though the presentation and discussion of this talented duo’s specific design and photography work. 

 

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