Jo-Anne Hilliar Landscape Design Consultants

Company Information

Contact Person:

Jo-Anne Hilliar


+27 (0) 31 2664650


About Us

Jo-Anne Hilliar Landscape Designers (registered name J H Landscaping cc) was established in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal in 1991. The business, owned and managed by Hilliar, a professionally trained Landscape Designer who qualified with a Garden & Landscape Design Diploma through the University of Natal in 1990 enjoyed many successful years offering professional advice on landscaping and landscape design to residential & corporate clients throughout South Africa and internationally.

Now trading as Jo-Anne Hilliar Landscape Design Consultants, 2005 saw a shift in business focus for JH Landscaping cc as its operational base moved into the greater Durban area. Although still operating on both a national and international level, the organization is now focused on corporate and residential consultations. Landscape retainer work includes project management, staff direction and motivation, expert spatial analysis and design re-orientation - all delivered on-site by professionals with almost two decades worth of experience within the landscaping industry.

The nature of the business includes landscape design, installation and restoration of garden spaces, focusing on personal interaction with a very varied client base, mentoring business owners and recruitment focus for the Green Industry. In addition, providing exacting and sequentially run landscape design programmes nationally out of the Jo-Anne Hilliar Landscape Design School.

Consulting work is focused on mentorship interaction, nurturing, marketing and driving forward new business owners by offering expertise and direction in the growth of businesses in the landscaping arena and ensuring that business owners receive expert guidance with a commitment to work alongside them assisting and guiding their businesss growth. In addition to South African companies utilizing and benefiting from this involvement a Mauritian Company is also capitalizing on this service, utilizing Hilliar to professionally mentor and guide their growth. This hands on approach, offering key expertise, has not only uplifted the local work ethic of the company, but has resulted in the company now being regarded as a key player and competitor on the island, landing contracts that had previously always gone to the opposition who have monopolized the industry.

Joanne Hilliar Landscape Design Consultants is a Principal Member of the South African Landscaping Institute (SALI) which sets and maintains quality standards for the industry nationally.

Prior to establishing her landscape design business, Hilliar was employed as Training and Marketing director for a Durban-based group of industrial relations consultants. She has redirected the considerable experience obtained during her sojourn there into her companys training division, established in 1998. This operates as the Jo-Anne Hilliar School Landscape Design School and was formally launched in 2001.

The School currently offers a select range of courses, designed to cater to the needs of different target groups around the country but is essentially focused on previously disadvantaged skills and
personal development. Each course is regularly updated and adapted to keep pace with local and international trends, and also in response to market feedback.

A Green Recruitment Division utilizing expertise in the placement of individuals from junior administrative positions to a senior management corporate level, successfully placing candidates in all spheres of commercial, technical, mechanical & industrial posts.


The School currently offers a select range of courses, designed to cater to the needs of different target groups around the country. Each course is regularly updated and adapted to keep pace with local and international trends, and also in response to market feedback. All courses are in the process of being registered for co-certification with the Technikon SA as well as for accreditation with PAETA.

Our trainers not only come with years of valuable experience, but are still active within the Green Industry and are running their own successful businesses. They are regarded as being leaders in their field. In addition to Jo-Anne these trainers are:


Johan Hosten qualified as a Landscape Architect (top award student for 3 years) at UP in 1982. After a number of years in the public (Environmental Affairs) and private sectors JJ Hosten Garden Design cc was established in 1991.

More than 1000 gardens of different styles and themes, mainly residential were designed and most of them installed. The most notable commercial projects include Pretoria Holiday Inn, Viking Medical, Coca Cola HQ, LG Electronics HQ, Pentad Game Lodge, Inkwazi, Okmar and Leslie Road Office Parks, various housing estates (the biggest being Keiskamma in Middelburg, Mpumalanga). A cultural park, Jardim Dos Namorados in Maputo was also designed by Johan. The large regional cemetery for Diepsloot that has been designed and project managed for Johannesburg City Parks has just been completed. An international project at Isle de Mayotte, Comores, was also completed a few years ago.

A multitude of gardens have been on exhibition on garden design shows and exhibited on garden tours and open days whereas a number have featured in garden books and magazines. Johan has also been interviewed in a number of TV shows.

Johan was employed as a lecturer at Technikon Pretorias Department of Horticulture for 11 years (1986-1998) whilst occasionally lecturing part time at the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Pretoria. Johan was instrumental in establishing the National Diploma in Landscape Technology. He was also part-time lecturer at a JHB based College in Randburg (Head: Professional Design), for 8 years until 2006, where he also designs (Best Garden in Show Feb.2006) and assists at their popular garden design shows. Johan also took Best in Show garden at the Garden World Nursery garden design exhibition in August 2006. He has received three major awards for in-house design and installation at the annual SALI National Awards. He took top honours (gold ward) for a garden at the 2006 event.


Physical Address

6B Stedman Mews

128 Jan Hofmeyer Road





Postal Address

P.O Box 1487, Wandsbeck




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