Urban home garden design in Ga-Rankuwa, City of Tshwane, South Africa
Using a qualitative approach and purposive sampling to capture diversity in garden appearance and design, 92 urban home gardens in Ga-Rankuwa township, City of Tshwane, Gauteng Province, South Africa were described and their design documented and analysed. Eight design elements were identified, namely medicinal, perennial food, annual food, security and privacy, ornamental, bare soil and veld, charm, and ancestor reverence. Three of these design elements provided residents with material benefits in the form of food and medicine. The other five elements provided non-material benefits that broadly formed part of the social domain.
Jansen van Vuuren, M., Van Averbeke, W.B. and Slabbert, M.M. (2020). Urban home garden design in Ga-Rankuwa, City of Tshwane, South Africa. Acta Hortic. 1279, 117-124
urban home garden, design element, Tswana culture, township