My name is Reg Botha and I live my passion… my passion for gardening.

It all started at a very young age when I used to watch my father plant vegetables. I became fascinated with the various plants, their colours and textures. I saw how pleasure could be created by using Mother Nature's resources and I fell in love with the idea. I decided to follow my dream and I became a landscape artist and a proud gardener based in the colourful Jacaranda city, Pretoria.

In the beginning my business primarily entailed planning, growing, developing and establishing gardens of different sizes, shapes and styles. My creative instinct and my landscaping business kept growing and this motivated me to expand my own talents and interests into other fields;

My wife and I began opening our garden to the public for various charity projects and tour groups. The tour groups of passionate gardeners and garden lovers come from Europe, the United States of America and Asia. They all enjoy our lush, indigenous garden and warm South African hospitality.. not to mention a traditional potjie and braai!

I also spread my business beyond the borders of Gauteng where I manage gardening and construction projects in charming and delightful towns such as Vryburg, Nelspruit & Kimberley. The welcome and warmth I receive during my visits encouraged me to initiate a new endeavor;

With the assistance of dedicated sponsors, I started hosting Gardening Road Shows countrywide, specifically in smaller towns and farming communities and my name has become synonymous with these events. We travel across South Africa and we run these exclusive road shows and lectures with attendance figures in excess of 100 garden lovers. Never did I think my love for gardening would take me on such exciting adventures and it got even better;

I became a writer and TV presenter! I published many articles with supporting photographs for a number of South Africa's leading gardening magazines. I was instrumental in the establishment of an Afrikaans garden magazine a few years ago, which lead to a TV show which has been running for a number of years. As the initiator I did weekly presentations on various topics on the show. I approached BRIZA, a publishing house, and we started a series of books on my favourite subject, gardening. These are now available at various outlets countrywide.

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