Millard Arnold
(Executive Director of Murray & Roberts)


The Zen Garden that Kim McAdam has created for us is a stunning masterpiece which has become the focal point of our home. It evokes a blissful timelessness, a sense of refuge, a place of tranquility and peace. It has added exceptional value to our home and to our life and provides a level of comfort that is almost incomparable. Chuang Tsu once wrote: "I have just shown you the ultimate harmony, where there is perfect balance. My vital energy is in its perfection."

Such is the work of Kim McAdam.
Joan Joffe
(Joan Joffe, former Vodacom Group Executive - Corporate Affairs)

"We had recently downsized from a large, rambling home with a 1 acre garden to a cluster home with a very small garden. We were looking forward to a change of lifestyle, and wanted a lock-up-and go place with a garden that would not require much attention. A Japanese style garden seemed to meet our requirements perfectly.

Enter Kim Mc Adam and her Japanese Garden Concepts. We discussed our requirements with Kim and together with her we consulted books on Japanese gardens. Kim came up with a plan that we liked, and the costing seemed about what we had in mind. Within a couple of weeks of placing the order, Kim arrived with her highly efficient assistants, and in about 2 days they laid out our garden and completed the planting. We were so delighted with it that we invited our friends to a "Grand Opening of the Joffe Gardens" event. Everyone admired the new garden, which is visually lovely and which also has a spiritual feel about it.

Its been about 4 years since Kim laid out our garden. We call her back about twice a year to maintain it and to add new plants where appropriate. It's still looking beautiful, and requires very little attention.

It has been a pleasure to work with Kim, and we recommend her highly to anyone seeking an authentic Japanese garden designed and executed by a real professional.

Joan Joffe"
» Pam Schachat

I belong to a Japanese flower club, Ikebana International, we meet once a month for demonstrations and flower exhibitions. At one of these meetings I asked the ladies and gentlemen who they thought I should consult on a Japanese style garden that I was hoping to have planted in a very special section of my garden.
It was unanimous that I should contact Kim Mc Adam from Japanese Concepts.
Kim was efficient and came up with a design that was in keeping with our garden design and my thoughts on what
I would like the finished results to be.
Kim doesn’t hesitate to assist where she can even after the garden had been installed.
In light of the work she did for us I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

Pam Schachat
Westcliff Estate

Spero Patricios
(Managing Director - Ornico Group)

"I saw Kim’s exhibit at one of the many Gardening shows that are held in Johannesburg.

It was a breath of fresh air to work with Kim as she was very knowledgeable of the kinds of plants I needed & most of all she was honest. After our first meeting her interpretation of the brief was spot on and we began the process.

Kim showed the kind of initiative which is necessary to be successful as a contractor and supplier, yet remains focused on the overall needs of the client. She is an excellent landscape artist and I have had a host of compliments for my friends & neighbors.

Kim has an excellent work ethic and not only completed the project on time but on budget. I would most definitely recommend her and use her services again when the need arises."