Plants, events and Open Gardens


Plants, vacancies, events, Open Gardens, South Africa.

Spring is in the air. And here we go again! Growing season is here.

There are a lot of Open Gardens to look forward to – last minute changes, popup gardens or cancellations are reflected on our website calendar. We hope you can get to visit one or more of these wonderful gardens this Spring – and that you are inspired by what you see.  It’s a lot of work to open a garden to the public for even one day.  Please have patience, appreciation and a few complimentary words for those brave enough to do so!

Spring also brings revitalisation – and this is a reminder that we have a wide range of fertiliser for sale online.
WurmboschSeabird Guano, Eco Grow Rings, Peddi Manure (Barnies Terra Flora),

You can buy a wonderful range of aloes direct from Ndundulu Aloes – now online. And also order berry plants from Berries For Africa – raspberries, goji, cranberries and blueberries. So wherever you are in the country, you can choose and order online for delivery.
Plants are DIRECT from the nurseries – so you won’t be able to find better prices for their plants/products online anywhere else!  Guaranteed!
Payment is secure and customers can trust their money is safe – the money goes into escrow until the plants are delivered and accepted.
If you buy online be reassured only list trusted suppliers who have quality plants and products.

If you are a specialist nursery, or supply horticultural products, please ask us if you want to join our marketplace. (

We REALLY enjoy hearing from you, so please keep in touch with comments, suggestions, questions.
Happy horticulture!

International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits.

Stellenbosch University will be hosting the Vth International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits (Vth ISPMMF 2022) under the aegis of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), bringing this prestigious event to the African continent for the first time! Here international researchers, local government, and industry stakeholders will connect to discuss the latest developments and challenges.

The local organising committee invites you to support the Vth ISPMMF2022 by coming on board as a sponsor. Sponsor support is vital to the success of this symposium to showcase the latest research and global technology developments.

Please contact the Conference Secretariat for more details at

Upcoming Open Gardens:
Get out and about and enjoy!

Hopefield Fynbos Show
The Fynbos show focuses on the importance of the conservation of the Fynbos biodiversity zones directly adjacent to Hopefield.

Avondale (Durbanville Cape Town)
Avondale is in the heart of Durbanville but yet with open meadows, cycads, orchids and a rose garden. Not to be missed is a natural pool. Entrance is R40 per person, Children under 12 free

Ashburton Aloe Festival
This annunal event was postponed and is now taking place in September. Details are online. Different venues, from nurseries to gardens. All proceeds from ticket sales go to conservation. Entry R50 pp.

Later in the season:
Elgin Open Gardens (two weekends), Noordhoek Open GardensStellenburg Virtual TourOld Nectar (two weekends), Rustenberg Wine EstateAcara Open Garden, Helderberg Hospice Open Gardens… and many more

Check the calendar online, or our next newsletter for more details