(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
Such is the work of Kim McAdam.
(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
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
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.
(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
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."