The Gardener

If you’re looking for inspirational gardens, practical DIYs and solutions for your garden problems, then join Tanya Visser for season 20 of The Gardener. Whether you’re into annuals, looking to maintain the perfect lawn, want to show off with spectacular orchids or garden on a small scale, The Gardener has you covered.

Episode 1

We look at gum poles as a structural garden feature, visit a garden designed by The Friendly Plant, take a closer look at Miscanthus sinensis and talk companion planting.

Episode 2

We visit the garden of landscape designer Debbie Smit. Tanya shows you how to make a pot plant stand, we talk potted colour and enjoy a little throwback to season one.

Episode 3

We share a DIY on how to build your own water feature. We visit a permaculture garden that speaks to its owners’ need for a healthy lifestyle and share a pot recipe using foolproof plants.

Episode 4

We build a side table to display your indoor plants. Tanya takes a closer look at Carex everillo, we talk garden rooms, and we visit a feature garden.

Episode 5

Tanya takes a closer look at permanent garden-bed edging; we visit an organic vegetable garden in Cape Town; we talk agaves; and we even pot up a grey and green combination.

Episode 6

Tanya takes a closer look at pathways and how you can create your own. She also shares a pipe shelving DIY that’s easy and fun, and plant up a pot using three different types of spekboom.

Episode 7

Tanya shows you how to soften a retaining wall; we talk seed collecting and propagation; and we visit an inspiring garden.

Episode 8

We take a closer look at lawns and the farming of instant lawn; we build a concrete paver table with a colourful kick; and we talk mini aloes and how to spruce up an old pot and find inspiration in the garden.​

Episode 9

We’re talking zoning of plants and efficient watering. We visit a formal garden in the heart of Johannesburg that enjoys a splash of colour; we look at fixing problematic lawns; and we appreciate the beauty that bulbs can bring to any garden.

Episode 10

We look at the wonderful bromeliad and how it can bring a new dimension to your shade garden; we talk garden lighting and what to consider; we build a kit-form three-tier shelf to house an array of pot plants; and we visit the Cape Town garden of landscape designer Mary Maurel.

Episode 11

We plant up four pots for a Mediterranean feel; we visit an organic vegetable garden designed in a unique shape; we show you how to get the most out of your Staghorns; and we talk about alien invasive plants.

Episode 12

We share three pot recipes for window boxes; we look at ways to keep bricks and pavers looking their best; and we visit the picturesque La Cotte Farm in Franschhoek for some garden inspiration. We also look at common problems that keep you from getting the most out of your lemon tree.

Episode 13

We take a look at stalwarts such as Delosperma, Lampranthus and Argyranthemum. We explore bulbs in pots and fennel in the veggie garden. Our DIY project is to give colour to a garden shed also waterproofing it, and we talk about must-have garden power tools.