Home Grown Studios is a Landscape Architectural Practice based in Pretoria, Gauteng and provide services in landscape design, graphics, costing, detailing and project management.

We strive to design beautiful, functional and livable landscapes and focus on providing our clients with the necessary means to create the landscaped environment they desire.

Our skills and experience enable us to work successfully with all members of a project team on projects of varying scale. We also work well with landscape contractors and have completed many turnkey design and installation developments in association with well known contractors within the landscape construction industry.

We create aesthetic and functional landscapes that cater directly to our clients’ needs.


Our design approach enables us to create unique landscaped spaces which facilitate, inspire and encourage a sense of well-being for users.


Each project comes with its own possibilities and constraints requiring specific, interactive and deliverable responses.


We deliver creative and sustainable solutions to real problems.


We believe that landscape architectural design should enhance the aesthetics and ecology of the local environment.

We collaborate well with all members of a professional project development and installation and enjoy working as part of a team.


Collaboration during the early stages of a project enables creative and quick problem solving.


Home Grown Studios has successfully completed many turnkey design and installation developments in association with and for and on behalf of well known contractors within the landscape construction industry.

Landscape Architecture plays an important role in the development of construction projects.


The visible changes in South Africa’s climatic conditions require the introduction of new design techniques and technologies.


Landscapes need to be more sustainable by re-generating the environment and actively contributing to the development of healthy communities.


Innovation can be applied through effective water management, creative use of materials and sustainable practices; to name but a few.

Hannes van der Merwe

Founder and Director
BScLarch (UP), BLHons (UP)

Our director, Hannes van der Merwe, has over 8 years experience in the Landscape Architectural Industry having studied, trained and worked in South Africa and Mauritius.


After working within other practices on a range of significant projects, including the SSR International Airport Terminal Expansion in Mauritius, Hannes founded Home Grown Studios in 2014.


Since our launch, Home Grown Studios has been involved in prestigious projects within the Gauteng area. Our extensive experience in Retail, Corporate, Commercial, Hotel & Leisure, Private Institutional and Residential projects, enable us to provide comprehensive landscape architectural services on projects varying in scale and scope.

Home Grown Studios is certified as a BBBEE Exempt Micro Enterprise (EME) and accredited as a level 4 BBBEE contributor.