Botanical Gardens are living collections of plants. Naturally, a period comes when plants senescence and subsequently need to be replaced with new healthy, young plants. Unfortunately plants do not always reseed themselves to the extent needed to maintain the intensive and diverse displays within the Garden Route Botanical Garden. In order to ensure that our garden remains healthy, and genetically diverse new plants need to be periodically bought into the beds.
In an effort to propagate plants for the GRBG, a small area was set aside a few years ago to grow plants specifically for garden planting. Seeds and cutting materials were collected and cultivated in a small greenhouse until large enough for re-planting into the garden.
Due to public demand this propagation area has been grown significantly. In 2008 the GRBG officially opened a small retail nursery. Since then, the Garden Route Botanical Garden Indigenous Nursery has steadily grown in size and quality. This impressive indigenous nursery boasts over 400 species of plants found naturally in South Africa. The selection includes shade plants, trees, shrubs, ground covers, bulbs, succulents and a wide variety of fynbos species. Funds raised by the sale of these affordably priced indigenous plants go towards bettering the Garden Route Botanical Garden on its mission of preserving the rich floral diversity of the Southern Cape for the benefit of surrounding communities.
Each year, the Garden Route Botanical Garden Indigenous Nursery hosts four Plant Sales in which selected plants are sold at discounted prices. The Yellow Tag Sale takes place on the first weekend of February ( from Friday to Sunday). The Autumn Sale takes place on the first weekend of April. The Arbour Week Sale takes place on the first week of September .Finally, the Spring Sale takes place on the first weekend of October. Keep a look out on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date what is happening in the Garden Route Botanical Garden Indigenous Nursery.
Monday – Thursday : 08h00 – 17h00
Friday : 08h00 – 14h30
Saturday : 09h00 – 14h30
For more information regarding prices and availability of stock, please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the office @ 044 874 1558