Meet the Editor & Designer of the magazine


There are few places Anno would prefer to be than walking through the spring and summer grassland flowers around South Africa. Her deep concern and love for our floral heritage, the natural environment, and our diverse animal life drive this online magazine. She admits to an addiction to watching insects at work.


Anno helps to manage Iphithi Nature Reserve, a 12 ha urban reserve on the doorstep of her home in Gillitts, Durban, is Vice Chairman of the Coastal Branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa, and sits on the Plant Fair Committee for this BotSoc branch. She earned a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Geography and Economic History from the University of Natal, Durban. An avid reader, recycler, upcycler, repurposer, and constant gardener, Anno is currently experimenting with wild urban designs within her own garden which she shares with a menagerie of wildlife, 3 indigenous dogs, a charming little feline, and her rock-climbing son, Benjamin. The very computer-savvy son, Nicholas, managed to escape this wildlife park a few years back.