Get your hands dirty this summer, as we dig up some inspiration on the best tools, seeds and information on how to grow your own herb and vegetable garden. Go outside and get stuck in.


Compot small R10, Starke Ayes, Suet bird feed R38, Starke Ayes, Watering can R199.99, Woolworths, Pruner R200, Builders Warehouse, Hadeco moisture metre R159, Starke Ayes, Mini tool set R79.99, Red cabbage seeds R24.99, Savoy cabbage seeds R24.99 all Woolworths.

“Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.”

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Use beautiful tools and turn your garden chores in to pleasing rituals Marushka Stipinovich, DECO Art Director and gardening enthusiast.


Grab a copy of our latest Summer Issue, and turn to page 61 to shop even more of this seasons top garden items. For more gardening inspiration, we suggest you take a trip through the Babylonstoren garden.

Photograph by Jessie Bell, Styled by Sanri Pienaar

coverThe Summer Issue edition of ELLE DECORATION South Africa is on shelves now at your nearest magazine retailer. Featuring festive eats, cooling cocktails and all your must-have outdoor décor ideas, it’s your breezy summer respite. Pick up your copy today – across South Africa wherever magazines are sold – and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #SummerIssue #DECOselfie