Imagine what we could do for your garden!

Let us create your dream garden and add value to your property and your lifestyle!

Have a look at some of the spaces that we have transformed over the years…

Looking for a Landscaper to Design and Install your Dream Garden?

Take a browse through some of our previous work…

Landscaping by Internationally-Recognised, Award-Winning Master Landscapers

Situated on our own 178,000m2 plant farm between Johannesburg and Pretoria, we currently serve clients throughout South Africa as well as clients in 16 other countries. We offer a turnkey landscaping service from concept to design to garden installation.

Drag the vertical line left and right to see the ‘Before and After’ garden transformations!

Client Testimonials – See what our clients think about us…

These are a few examples of feedback that we have received from our clients after installation of their garden landscape projects.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

M. Falcao, We experienced great professionalism and service from your company. Everyone showed a great deal of experience, professionalism and friendliness.Will definitely be making use of your services in the future, when and where needed.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

S. de Villiers, We are very happy with the service received from The Friendly Plant. We got exactly what we envisioned and discussed at the first meeting.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

C. Cremen, I really wish I had done this long ago. One of the most professional services I have ever received from any service provider.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

M. Allison, You guys understand the secret to giving good service - Supervision! Well done.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

J. Schurmann, Very professional, easy to work with, friendly and available staff. Thank you Eduan and team.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

S. Pickering, Great work and always neat & tidy. Never tired to answering all our questions 😉 Thank you very much!

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

J. Nolan, Thank you for being so accommodating to our needs + for going the extra mile.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

S. Myburgh, I would like to thank Erica and Shane for going the extra mile to ensure everything was finished to perfection.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

M. Mochine, We are really happy with the workmanship, my garden is looking beautiful and we are really enjoying it.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

B. Kruiskamp, Fantastic experience - exceeded our expectations. Working with Darrell was an absolute pleasure.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

M. Kato-Kalule, The preparation before proceeding with project was excellent with excellent advice + ideas. Finally we got a beautiful garden.

Testimonial and comments for quality of landscaper service

R. Heyneke, Excellent service and attention to detail. Professional with all deadlines met and expectations exceeded.

Turn-key Landscape Design & Installation

We provide a turn-key garden design service from designing and creating the initial concept (2D CAD design and/or 3D design) through to the installation of the final product, whether it be a landscaped garden (including water wise and low maintenance), designer deck or patio, water feature, fire pit, boma or braai.


Our fleet of landscape installation vehicles


Are you looking for garden design or a landscaper? Perhaps you don’t know where to start? Above all, you require a landscaper in Johannesburg or Pretoria. They should offer landscaping and garden design that will most importantly provide a professional service?
Firstly, please have a look at our photo galleries to see examples of our previous landscaping work. This will give you an indication of what we can do for you. On the other hand, perhaps the best place to start is our before and after section. For example, you may have a garden that requires some attention and re-design. Perhaps you require a water wise low maintenance garden or an outdoor space with a fire pit – we have examples of all of these spaces!
Everyone is different and so are their needs when it comes to what they expect from their outdoor areas and what their landscaper can offer. In other words, different people have different priorities and differing tastes.
Established in 2006, The Friendly Plant (Pty) Ltd has since grown into an internationally recognised, award-winning landscaper and garden design company based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.


Your garden is the first thing that any visitor will see when approaching your house and the last thing that they will see when leaving… to clarify, first and last impressions always last!

There is no such thing as the ‘best’ landscaper. However, there is ‘the best landscaper for you’!
Your garden is a place where you can enjoy spending time outdoors, enjoying your property to the fullest. It follows that selecting the right garden designer will help to attain this goal while making your garden stand out from the crowd! Live in your garden!


Typically, a pool company will focus only on the swimming pool. Similarly, a decking company will only give attention to the placement of the deck. Lastly, many landscapers look chiefly at the planting of the garden.


We take a holistic design approach, designing landscapes and outdoor spaces (fire pit, boma area, outdoor kitchen, water feature) tailored to suit a specific space and the requirements, taste and lifestyle of a specific client.


Are you a client looking for a landscaper in Gauteng – Johannesburg, Pretoria or perhaps landscaping services in international territories beyond the borders of South Africa?

We can help!
With well over a decade of experience in exporting plants (by road, sea and air) as well as servicing international clients, we can certainly assist.
We service clients in numerous countries, including (to date): Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Find out more information about what we can offer in terms of garden design and installation services for international landscaping clients.


Photographs of our work as well as interviews with our managing director have been featured in the media not only locally, but internationally. This includes articles and photographs in newspapers, magazines, trade publications, television shows and published books.


In conclusion, it makes no difference whether you have a small townhouse garden in Honeydew or a huge garden in Sandton, Fourways, Bryanston, Sandhurst, Hyde Park, Mooikloof, Cornwall Hill, Blair Atholl or Waterfall Equestrian Estate. We provide a turnkey garden design service. Firstly designing and creating the initial concept. Secondly,  drawing a detailed landscape installation design (2D CAD design and/or 3D design). Lastly, we install the final product using one of our highly supervised teams!

For a beautifully landscaped garden (we design all styles of gardens including water wise, indigenous, low maintenance, formal, tropical, contemporary, zen, minimalist), designer outdoor space, patio, outdoor kitchen, water feature, fire pit, boma or braai – we can assist.


The Friendly Plant offers fully supervised landscape installation. Each installation team lead by a dedicated landscape installation manager. Their job is to supervise the implementation of the design. We also have our own in-house construction teams which we use to build garden structures (such as a fire pit, boma, raised planters), water features and other outdoor features.

Our offices are located on our 44-acre farm, based in Muldersdrift, Mogale City, Gauteng – where we grow plants and supply to both local and International markets (landscapers, property developers, retail nurseries). Looking for a garden designer, landscape installation, low maintenance water wise garden, fire pit or water feature? – look no further!

While you are here, why not visit our related websites – (our plant farm) and (our range of designer fire pits)