Grounded Landscaping was founded in 2011 by Glenice Ebedes, a graduate of Lifestyle College. She is the author of the Gardener's Guide to Indigenous Garden Plants of Southern Africa.
We are based in Sterkfontein in the Cradle of Humankind – a world heritage site and part of the grassland biome of Southern Africa - and live on a five hectare plot of indigenous grassland, which we manage using veld management practices. Many of our projects are informed by our first-hand experience of working with highveld grassland species, and we take pride in replicating this biome for our clients. We propagate some of the grasses growing on our property, as well as other grassland perennials. Apart from the 59 species of indigenous grass, we also share our environment with two steenbok, a porcupine, nine species of snake, ground squirrels, mongooses and jackals, two Marsh Owls, a family of Black-chested Snake Eagles, and an ever increasing list of other birds, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
Grounded Landscaping has a team of six full-time members, and we install gardens in most parts of Gauteng, including Johannesburg, Centurion, some parts of Pretoria, and Hartbeespoort. We have also managed projects as far afield as Zambia. Our gardens have featured in Home Owner magazine, in online magazines and in ebooks, and we have contributed articles to African Birdlife and Property24.com.
Below are pictures of our teams from some of our past projects.
The Grounded Landscaping team at the Bush House Project in Madikwe Game Reserve, North West
Grounded Landscaping joined forces with a local team to create the Hlakanipani Primary School playground
Our team in the Walter Sisulu botanical gardens