Photo Gallery & Services

Kim Nichols (McAdam) specialises in authentic, traditional Japanese of all kinds – both planted gardens (of which there are many different sub-styles such as the tea garden or ‘roji’) and the minimalist ‘karesansui’ or ‘Zen’ gardens. Oriental and Balinese gardens are part of her portfolio. She also takes on more eclectic, contemporary projects and general landscaping.

Consultation & Design: Detailed hand-drawn designs, to scale, are prepared for each individual garden and client. A design fee (minimum R800), based on the size and complexity of the project, is charged upfront. This fee is deducted should the client decide to place an order. Professionally presented comprehensive quotations.
Project Management & Implementation of Designs: High level of personal service and attention to detail. Project management from inception to completion. Dedicated skilled teams on site.
Ornamentation & Water Features:
Sourcing and supply of all garden ornamentation (specializing in Japanese and oriental) - both locally produced (solid concrete or sandstone) and fully imported (hand-carved out of solid grey granite, sandstone or volcanic ‘lava’ rock). Wide range of lanterns, pagodas, benches, Buddha’s, Japanese water pots (tsukubai & chozubachi), water features, stupa’s, temple lions, Fu Dogs, bridges, Xi'an warriors, stepping stones, wall plaques and much more.
Landscaping materials: Sourcing and supply of all Japanese and other landscaping materials (Rocks, stone, pebbles, gravel, trellises, pots, etc).
» Custom-made furniture, items and ornaments: As far as possible we try to accommodate our clients’ needs. When it can’t be found in the shops or you want something totally unique, we can have it custom made for you out of metal, wrought iron, wood, hand-carved stone and other materials.
Wooden Zen rakes of all sizes made to order.
Owl boxes & owl houses.
Bat boxes.
Custom specials of all kinds built to client’s specs.
» Bamboo: Bamboo wall cladding (custom-fitted), ornamental wall panels, fences and screens. Bamboo water features - including the traditional Japanese shishi-odoshi and kakehi. Water carriers and water ladle/rest sets.
» Bonsai / Shaped miniature trees: Sourcing and supply of stunning bonsai and large shaped trees that can be planted into your garden as a focal point. Both fully imported and locally grown available. Exotic & indigenous. Expert on call for pruning, shaping, re-potting, gardener/client training and any other bonsai associated services on site. Sourcing and supply of bonsai pots and other bonsai accessories/tools. Artificial / silk bonsai available for those who don?t have green fingers! Corporate rental of bonsai.
» Wall Murals & Paint Techniques: Beautiful scenery, ‘trompe l’oeil’ / illusion paintings, murals and decorative paint effects expertly painted on walls – outdoors and indoors. You name it and these incredibly talented artists, including the amazing Shane Turner, can create it! Exquisite custom kids rooms. Portraits and canvasses also undertaken. Jillian does paint effects on furniture as well. See Gallery.
» Film Sets & Locations/ Events: Advising and assisting film production companies, advertising agencies and event organizers regarding projects with a Japanese theme. Film set locations arranged.

To view a show garden featuring several garden styles and where various ornaments can be seen, please arrange an appointment by
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