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I am Liesl Rabie, owner of Garden Concepts, and garden design is my passion. We do landscaping in and around Stellenbosch at competitive rates. We design, construct or change gardens of all sizes.

We view a garden as more than just a grouping of plants, or a tree providing shade. It is an extension of one's lifestyle and values. It becomes a place of meaning through the simple act of sharing a glass of wine, or the ritual of daily meditation there. Theme gardens or garden-rooms are one of many ways of creating this environment for you.

Do you love nature? Have you ever actually hugged a tree, climbed onto the roof so that you can be with the blooming jasmine, hid from the world in an old shrub, or longed to visit the gardens you see in pictures and on TV?

Die beste herinneringe van my studentedae is dié van die seisoens- veranderinge op Stellenbosch: die winterreëns, die lentebloeisels, die somerhitte en winterkaalheid. Soos N.P. van Wyk Louw dit pragtig stel: "tot ons ‘n helder middag skielik sien die gras blink, en die jong graan teen die hange, en weet dat alle rus die lewe dien: hoe kon ek dink dat somer ryker is as hierdie groei se stil geheimenis?"

My studies back in 1987 (my main subjects were Cultural History and Archaeology) took me to working in museums for 15 years, until I decided: I love culture, but it is more transient than nature, and nature is cross-cultural and cross-spiritual. It is in the little things of nature that we might discover the spiritual truth for ourselves, as William Blake so beautifully wrote:

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
An eternity in an hour.

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