Ouma/Erin Corner Patch - Site #127

This is a great corner plot that is just across from the Liesbeek River. It's a big grassy patch that gets quite some sun. There is lots of potential. We have started by removing some of the grass along the wall, and have started planting various indigenous species here. Our goal is to have a garden along the wall, then a path that runs through it, and then another garden instead of all the grass further up. This could be a colourful display with flowers instead of this green patch that requires constant mowing!

This site is located on the corner of Alma Road and Liesbeek Parkway.

Garden checklist

  • Initial assessment Completed
  • Removal of invasive aliens In progress
  • Landscaping Pending
  • Planting of pioneers species In progress
  • Planting of insect and bird species Pending
  • Planting of specialist species Pending
  • Place-making Pending

Planting log

At this site we have planted the following species:

Species Batch Date Quantity Status
Aloe arborescens Batch #9 Sep 05, 2020 2 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #342 Jun 25, 2020 10 planted
Pelargonium capitatum Batch #342 Sep 05, 2020 9 planted
Carpobrotus edulis Batch #416 Apr 18, 2019 15 planted
Tetragonia fruticosa Batch #484 Jun 25, 2020 6 planted


This garden is part of the following corridor(s):

Liesbeek River Corridor

Status: Ongoing

Timeframe: 2018 onwards

Rondebosch Common - Table Mountain Corridor

Status: Ongoing

Timeframe: 2017-2021

Wish List

Below is the list with the different species that can be grown on this site. These species would contribute to the greening of , and would fit in with a wider greening strategy for Cape Town. However, this vision is only a proposal and we invite you to comment on it. Are there any other species that would do well? Are there particular uses for this site that we should take into consideration? Do you have a spectacular vision for the plot? Do you have any ideas to involve the wider community? Please let us know!

Wish List Overview

Item Quantity Pledge support
Brown Sage
Salvia africana-lutea
20 I can help!
Cape agapanthus
Agapanthus africanus
50 I can help!
Cobra lily
Chasmanthe floribunda
50 I can help!
Pig's ear
Cotyledon orbiculata
50 I can help!
Sour fig
Carpobrotus edulis
100 I can help!

If you can help growing any of these species, click the blue button in the table above.

Past activities

Date Time Title More details
Thursday 18 Apr 2019 16:00-17:00 Planting at Alma & Liesbeek Corner Patch Read more
Wednesday 12 May 2021 15:00-16:00 Garden maintenance at Ouma/Erin corner patch Read more
Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 14:30-15:30 Garden maintenance at Ouma/Erin corner patch Read more
Saturday 26 Jun 2021 14:00-16:00 Garden maintenance at Ouma/Erin corner patch Read more
Saturday 03 Jul 2021 09:00-12:00 Garden maintenance at Ouma/Erin corner patch - CANCELLED DUE TO LOCKDOWN Read more

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