GRBG INDIGENOUS PLANT
Botanical Gardens are living collections of plants. Naturally plants die and
need to be replaced. Often plant species do not reseed themselves naturally and living plant
displays often need to be replenished from outside stock. Very often plants can be expensive to
purchase and difficult to obtain, especially on a large scale such as is needed in a botanical
garden the size of the GRBG.
In an effort to propagate plants for planting in the GRBG a small area was
set aside a few years ago to grow plants specifically for garden planting. Seeds and cutting
material was collected and cultivated in a small greenhouse until large enough for re planting into
Due to public demand this propagation area has expanded to the point that since 2008 the GRBG
officially opened a small retail nursery. This nursery is open to the public on weekdays and
specializes in growing plants indigenous to the Southern Cape region of South Africa. See
availability list below. we are also able to source a large variety of indigenous plants from
various other retailers.