Read what some of our very satisfied clients have to say about Lavender & Thyme.


Hi Kathryn, It has been awesome to see the garden develop over the last weeks.

Roy Slack, Constantia


Hi Kathryn, Hope you're well. Thought I'd send you some pictures of the garden, which I think looks magnificent, thanks to you!

x Lucy Szabo


Dear Kathryn,

Thanks so much - we're thrilled with the garden! Our eldest son arrived yesterday and couldn't believe the transformation! Your guys were very good too!!

Lindsay Chapman, Constantia


A HUGE thank you for creating the most beautiful garden I could possibly have imagined!!! I couldn’t be happier and I know that it is going to bring us so much joy and excitement for years to come! You have such a great team – I really enjoyed having them around.

Kim Main, Newlands


We are delighted with the garden - it looks great.

Peter Solomon, Steenberg Estate, Tokai


Hi Kathryn,

Many thanks for planning our lovely garden both Heather and I are really pleased with the final result. I would also like to compliment you on your team - they were always helpful, pleasant and most efficient.

Keith & Heather Young, Tokai Estate


Hi Kathryn,

This is just a note to say thank you so much for a fantastic job on our garden. I have found working with you to be really enjoyable and from what I can see you really have a great team too! Thanks for sending the maintenance guide. It’s really great!

Please book us in for a winter treatment and I’ll let you know when we’re ready to tackle the other side of the driveway garden too.

Kate Lax, Constantia


Thank you. My garden looks fabulous. I am very happy and cannot wait for spring!! I am saving up to do the bed at the entrance of the house and to perk up the bed outside my study!!

Pam Renaud, Constantia


Hi Kathryn,

You are a star. Best garden on Stonehurst in my opinion. Thanks so much.

Professor Ann Edwards


Hi Kathryn

I’m thrilled with my new garden … thank you!! I can’t wait to see what it looks like by Christmas! 

Thanks again, Kathryn, I just LOVE what you’ve done!

Lynn Gould, Constantia Hills


Dear Kathryn,

Thank you so much for the wonderful transformation of the large front bed - it is really lovely! We are getting stuck into the watering, and hope to give each plant a best chance to grow and look lovely.

Thank you for the most useful Maintenance instructions.

I will get in touch in November on our return and very much look forward to doing the second stage.

Kind regards, 

Sharon Jongens, Constantia


I saw Kathryn's advertising board popping out of the prettiest pavement in Claremont and immediately phoned her and asked her to quote on my new garden.

What a good decision! Kathryn is a joy to work with - so professional, so passionate and extremely talented. Her suggestions were truly insightful and quickly and smoothly executed. I have no doubt that what she has accommplished here has added great value to my property. On top of all this, her sunny disposition makes the client/service provider relationship a positive experience.

Liz Cowan, Constantia


Hi Kathryn

Thanks a lot, as usual a job well done.

Andre Naude Constantia


Hi Kathryn

The garden is absolutely stunning! You have done such a wonderful job and it is a complete treat to look out on it. Thank you so very much. I just love what you have done.

Cathy Rackstraw, Rondebosch


Dear Kathryn

We are very happy with our garden! The back area is totally transformed! Hard to believe what it looked like before...

Please could you also convey our thanks to your team for doing such a thorough, professional job. It was a pleasure having them here, and they worked so neatly, sweeping and tidying everything up at the end of each day. We were very impressed. 

Danielle and Richard Court - Kenilworth


Hi Kathryn

The new landscaped area is looking wonderful and worked out really well.

As usual your team were great and a pleasure to work with.

Thanks a lot for your input and expertise.

Derek Solomon, Constantia


Thanks so much for my wonderful new garden. We are both soooo excited about it.

Jules Fenning, Constantia


Hi Kathryn,

I'm really thrilled with the garden.

Thanks a million. The team was so nice, accommodating and made sure I was happy with everything.

They also really did a good job cleaning up and watering after they were done.

Thanks for being patient with all my questions.

I really can't wait to see what it will look like in spring.

Karen, Tokai


Thanks so much Kathryn. We really love the garden and we are so excited about watching it grow. You and all your staff have been amazing, thank you. We will give you a few weeks off and then start talking to you about the front of the house! 

Tracey Davies, Constantia


Good morning Kathryn, 

Thank you so much to you and your wonderful crew for transforming our garden into a beautiful space for us to enjoy! 

Vee Haralambous, Constantia


A year after moving into our new home, we were in serious need of a garden makeover. From the moment we started interacting with Kathryn we found her to be not only friendly and down to earth but also professional and efficient. Kathryn completely transformed our garden in three days! We are so happy with the result! We love coming home to our beautiful garden and can't wait for Spring to see the growth. I would highly recommend Lavender and Thyme to anyone wanting fantastic service and outstanding results!

 Helen McCallum, Claremont


I just wanted to thank you and your team for the fabulous job you've done in my garden!  I absolutely love it and have had great fun walking around taking in all the sights.  Every time I look, I see something I hadn’t noticed before.   I know that we are going to have such fun in the months ahead, especially in summer when we spend so much time outside. A big thank you to you and your fabulous team who worked tirelessly throughout the bad weather - I really take my hat off to you all.

Sue de Kock, Rondebosch


Lavender & Thyme have recently completed the job of landscaping our garden. Kathryn Wait was ‘spot on' in understanding and interpreting the vision we had for our home and the final results are stunning!

Kathryn is extremely pleasant to deal with and has a hands-on approach to her work. It is clear that she is passionate about what she does as she remembers each of her gardens intimately and takes an interest in them long after the job is completed. She therefore offers outstanding after-sales service and is always available for advice and tips.

In short, Kathryn is approachable, professional, has integrity and an outstanding ‘eye' and I cannot recommend her and her team highly enough.'

Erica Rom, Silverhurst Estate, Constantia


Kathryn Wait redesigned part of our garden, supplying all the labour and the plants.

She and her team were highly professional and her ideas were interesting and innovative.

She was very good at listening to our ideas and needs as well and tailoring the changes to our budget.

She was also clearly concerned with the wellbeing of her staff and it was obvious that they were treated fairly and with respect.

A few months after her redesign the garden is starting to really take shape and we are delighted with the result.

Anton and Lexi Chiat, Constantia


Our garden was landscaped by Lavender & Thyme after extensive alterations to our home. Kathryn Wait was most helpful in making suggestions regarding plants and layout. When it came to implementing the plan, it was great to have her personally supervise the work. It was a pleasure to work with her and her staff. Kathryn certainly is passionate about gardens and we are very happy with the way our garden has turned out.

Peter & Jean Hughes, Constantia


I have used Kathryn Wait and her Lavender and Thyme team for landscaping projects with great success! She is a talented landscaper with a flair for creative garden design and she has so impressed me with her innovativeness and efficiency. She has created beautiful visual landscapes in my garden and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to redo their garden environs.

Catherine Berk, Constantia


Dear Kathryn

I cannot thank you enough for how stunning our garden looks.  Initially it was tidy but oh so boring. Now it is WOW!  Your creative ideas paid off well.  I particularly love lounging in the pool, watching little honey suckle birds darting from flower to flower.  It is so peaceful and so beautiful. Everyone compliments us on how magnificent the garden is. 

Thank you for understanding my vision, and putting it together in a highly professional manner. And thank you for insisting on a dash of yellow or orange to break the white and purples!! 

It was such a pleasure working with you, you are so accommodating, cheerful, reliable and just such a lovely person.

I pray your business flourishes as your handiwork is shared amongst others.


Sandy Dicey, Constantia


Our garden has gone from strength to strength.  The plants have flourished and each seems to enhance the other. From ‘flimsy' beginnings, in 7 months we now have a garden which draws gasps and it has been featured in SA Homeowner magazine!  Everybody comments on how well it has ‘filled out'.  We are actually amazed ourselves. It has been wonderful to achieve so much in such a short time-  undoubtedly the plants were chosen to achieve this and the results speak for themselves.

Kirsty Scully, Pinelands


Kathryn Wait was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Following a stressful renovation, Kathy took charge of re-landscaping the entire garden which has been pretty much destroyed by the building operation.  Her team included a very skilled irrigation contractor who worked miracles between builders and painters to restore my system. 

From the outset Kathryn provided detailed costings and always made sure I had the flexibility of choice by providing me with 2 or 3 planting options to suit my budget. And where possible used existing materials and plants, saving me both time and money. Her planting choices were spot-on and within 2 weeks of planting my garden had flourished beyond my expectations.

She provided me with regular feedback and progress reports, so there were no costing or completion surprises!

I would recommend Kathryn to anyone who is serious about a beautiful, well planned garden, but without any hassle.

Catherine Bullough, Silvertree Estate, Tokai


We have just recently had our garden landscaped in Hout Bay by Kathryn (Lavender and Thyme).

We found Kathryn and her team, enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable and Kathryn passionate about what she does.

I would highly recommend her to any future clients.

Trish Lochrie, Hout Bay


Once again a big big thank you Kathryn.  It has been wonderful knowing I could relax and trust in your judgement.   

Love Marylyn Hodkinson, Newlands