Nicholas Whitehorn

Landscape Design

Timeless garden design and landscaping based in Cape Town, South Africa

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About Nicholas Whitehorn

Nicholas’ desire is to create timeless gardens that inspire wonder, exploration, contemplation and rest through expert Landscape Design. For nearly 30 years, Nicholas and a dedicated team of in-house professionals have designed and brought countless gardens to life that fit seamlessly into their surroundings and each individual client’s lifestyle.



The client can rest assured that the entire process, from design to installation, is managed by a dedicated team.


Hard landscaping

Soft landscaping

Garden management


Featured projects

  • “Nicholas has an in-depth understanding of integrated design elements Interior Architecture and Landscape. The role of plants, water and hard landscaping as an extension of or counterpoint to other features and places is skilfully handled with intuition. Working with Nicholas is both inspiring and enjoyable.”

    Jenny Mills, Architect on Contemporary Green Living
  • “For several years, Nicholas has been designing and installing gardens in various climates for select clients of ours, including myself. I can confidently recommend him for his experience in garden construction, along with his design skills and knowledge of plants.”

    Stefan Antoni, Architect on Urban Green on Kloof, Coastal Contemporary and A Garden for Contemplation
  • “What a wonderful experience it was having Nicholas design and implement our garden. His passion for plants and beautiful design is evident in what he has created for us. His superb team seamlessly made it happen and still Nicholas never fails to support us with his ongoing advice. We never would have thought that our garden could bring us so much joy.”

    Garron and Alison Boshof, owners of Wild Indigenous Beauty
  • “When we bought our vacant piece of land in Hout Bay bordering the Disa River, we were very specific about the design of our house but only had a vague vision of how we imagined the landscaping around it. That is, until we met Nicholas. When we finally met on site to talk through the proposal, my wife and I were literally left gobsmacked. Every aspect of my 20-page slideshow presentation of references had been incorporated in Nicholas’ design and his ideas and vision were way beyond our expectations.”

    Andreas & Clare Lobert, owners of Moon River Country Garden
  • “Nicholas has designed and installed two gardens for us, one, a small, intimate apartment garden, the other covering an acre and including a water feature and large pieces of sculpture. In both instances, he produced a coloured diagram detailing his design proposals but was always prepared to discuss and accommodate any of our requirements, resulting in a collaboration in which we felt at home and very satisfied. ”

    Chris & Barbara Cory, owners of Indigenous Sanctuary

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