In 1997 Durban based identical twins Peta and Penny turned their ideas, energy, talent and passion for gardening into Two P’s in a Pod Landscaping.

The fun of confusing clients and suppliers that seldom knew who was who (they even sound the same) eventually came to an end in 2005 when Peta transferred to Cape Town with husband Paul settling in the southern suburb of Tokai.

Paul later became the “other P” in the Pod and joined Peta in 2010 to tackle the growing requirement for a reliable installer of irrigation systems, decking & carpentry, garden lights and hard landscaping.

Penny continues with her magnificent gardens in an area that covers from the mist belt of beautiful Hillcrest to Durban surrounds & the North Coast to Ballito. She has built a reputation for her unique & water wise gardens in many gated estates, such as Langford Country Estate, Cotswold Downs Golf Estate, Stoneford Equestrian Estate, Kindlewood & the premier Zimbali Coastal Golf Estate.

Peta found her bearings and almost immediately fell in love with fynbos and the Cape floral kingdom. Her enthusiasm, landscaper training and eye for plant combinations soon had her back in the comparatively small gardens of Cape Town and also the niche market of such estates as Stonehurst Estate in Steenberg and Forest Glade Estate with a growing list of satisfied clients.

Soil preparation and the philosophy of never putting a R100 plant in a R10 hole ensures their gardens and business continue to grow. Whether a tropical paradise, low maintenance indigenous haven, formal water-wise statement or a cool relaxing water feature they can design and install your own piece of heaven. We create gardens to meet your expectations and all Gardens are installed under our personal supervision.

Occasionally Peta & Penny join forces to tackle large contracts in either Cape Town or Durban – partly to ensure another satisfied client and partly for old time’s sake!

Because a picture is worth more than a thousand words, kindly visit our gallery for ideas and gardens that Peta and Penny have created.


The following services are offered:-

  • Landscape garden design & installation – Indigenous, Contemporary, English Country, Exotic and Formal
  • Rock, stone and pebble gardens
  • Patios, courtyard & small gardens
  • Retaining walls and gabions
  • Landscape lighting (economical & safe 12v LED system)
  • Timber decks
  • Paving and cobble stone installation
  • Irrigation
  • Water features
  • Specialized maintenance and once-off clean-ups (excluding “mow & go”)
  • Timber structures & trellises