Communities are the heart of counties, states and nations. When families thrive; communities thrive.  South Africa’s first suburb, Woodstock, has seen incredible change over its years – some good, some bad, some still-to-be-determined. But it is definitely one of the most colourful and art filled areas of Cape Town or South-Africa.

A colourful vertical garden in Woodstock

A colourful vertical garden in Woodstock

One of the local businesses, Nature’s Blueprint, has been installing colourful vertical gardens all over Woodstock. They are passionate locals trying to beautify the hood! Along with these vertical gardens other artists have installed beautiful art pieces made from natural resources all over the neighbourhood.

The Woodstock community is an inner-city area of small traders, artisans and many unemployed who are under threat of being slowly evicted or bought out of this area which is undergoing regeneration. Although this process of urban renewal and regeneration is changing the face of Woodstock, it sadly does not draw on the rich cultural heritage and diversity of the community from the area.

Natures Blueprint Horticultural Services is a value added service company, offering imaginative Design Solutions, cost and time accurate Landscape Construction and on going Pro Active Maintenance. They are passionate about giving back to the community where they live and work.

 colourful vertical gardens in Woodstock

Love the vertical garden “tree”

These vertical gardens are a great way of doing so and I would love to see what other neighbourhoods can come up with to enrich and beautify their area.