Profile - Kim Nichols (McAdam)

Kim is one of the few westerners world-wide that has studied the ancient Japanese landscaping scrolls – The Sakuteiki.

She has turned her lifelong passion for all things Japanese and oriental, her solid background in design and her strong creative skills into a unique business.

Since launching the company in 1999 she has dedicated herself to enlightening the public about Japanese gardens.

Her gardens have been featured on top television magazine programmes such as Top Billing.
Her gardens are regularly seen at high profile public exhibitions such as Gardenex, Eastgate Flower & Garden Show, Sandton City, Homemakers Fair at Northgate Dome, and so on. Each year she exhibits a centrepiece show garden at the annual SAKKA (South African Koi Keepers Association) Fair.
Magazine editorials in newspapers and top local publications (including SA Homeowner, Garden & Home, Home/Tuis) and also in high profile overseas publications (eg: the HOME REVIEW LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE JOURNAL - ISSUE 2006- the top home and garden magazine for India’s elite.)
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Lecturing on Japanese gardens at various public shows and gatherings, including lectures to the Johannesburg Horticultural Society and at various exhibitions, well-known nurseries and garden centres.

Her determined efforts to inform the general public about the art of Japanese landscaping has resulted in her having enquiries regarding her work from as far afield as Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

She has designed and created Japanese gardens for many high profile South African clients.