With 17 years experience in the green industry – Adri Neuper is no stranger to the world of design and innovation.

Shortly after she completed her B Comm degree at UJ, Adri jumped right into the work environment, making her way through the retail side of the hardware and paint industry before starting a company “The Pot Place” in 1998, which quickly evolved into the centre point of sourcing, buying or manufacturing any and all things potty in Gauteng and elsewhere.

Today, Adri has built up such a vast network of suppliers which makes it possible for her to supply not only stunning and unique pots on demand, but she has the connections to manufacture any pot that a client can imagine. With such a positive can-do attitude, she has become a favourite go-to-person for various architects, landscape architects and interior designers.

Apart from her private clients, KFC, SAB, Plascon, Design Quarter, Steyn City, Walther Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Group 5 Construction, Growthpoint, Ghorbanys and OR Tambo International Airport are among the list of corporate clients that has chosen Adri as supplier or consultant in some green project on the go or in the production / planning stage.

Adri just loves a collaboration of talents, ideas, technology and that’s why it’s no surprise she has just opened her GARDEN BOUTIQUE venue in Johannesburg North. This serves as the office premises for her business, In Eeden Design Concepts, as well as a practical display area for not only a variety of pots available but some beautiful art, decor and furniture pieces available for the garden environment. Adri has renovated the GARDEN BOUTIQUE in such a way that it could also accommodate garden functions and events as well as a small workshop space for courses on art, crafts, creativity, up-cycling, entrepreneurship etc. etc.

But if anyone thinks that all this bumble-bee-busyness should be enough to keep the lid on this pot, Adri Neuper manages to present the unique concept of the A1CUBE – a long overdue 1m x 1m x 1m garden container that alleviates various practical big planter problems.

Although, not everything in life has always been smooth sailing for Adri, only those who has had the opportunity to meet this person behind the infectious smile, her persistent insistence to go beyond compliance with the job at hand or her quirky sense of humour, do really understand what quality she contributes when committing her passion to a project.