Garden Nurseries To Visit In PTA

Spring is here and getting the garden in shape is on your to-do list. Finding expert advice on how to take care of your plants, as well as some cool garden décor, is an easy task at any of these Pretoria nurseries.

Safari Garden Centre

With its 23-metre-high thatched roof and natural rock walls, Safari Garden Centre is a well-known landmark in the east of Pretoria. This award-winning garden centre is a destination in itself. The delightfully designed centre is a garden lover’s paradise with meandering pathways beckoning visitors to explore further.

With horticulturists at hand to assist customers with any and all gardening needs, Safari Garden Centre has been, and still is, the garden centre of choice for both the gardener and home decorator. Annual garden shows offer Pretorians a practical demonstration of the best use of the products that are available.

Details: Corner of Lynnwood and Rubida Road, The Willows / 012 807 0009/ 


For more than 100 years, Plantland has been one of Pretoria’s top garden centres. The ever-evolving, trendsetting displays can help you find inspiration for transforming the smallest patch of grass into a homey garden or a landscaped lawn. An unrivalled selection of indoor and outdoor plants, garden décor, pots, garden tools and pest control products ensure gardening dreams are made a reality.

Details: Plantland outlets are located in Akasia, Cornwall Hill, Zambesi, Menlyn, Lombardy and The Wilds /

Zambesi Daylily Nursery

The Zambesi Daylily Nursery houses an enourmous and impressive selection of lilies. Started in 1996, with the planting of 50 plants, that small beginning has flourished into a one-hectare area with almost 30 000 plants representing more than 300 varieties. The nursery has been open to the public for the last decade and now also has an online shop.

Details: 721 Klippan Steet, Montana / 072 599 8261 /

Exclusive Cycads

Exclusive Cycads is a retail nursery that boasts a beautifully landscaped garden with a unique collection of rare and endangered cycads, providing visitors the opportunity to view mature cycads in a domesticated environment.

Exclusive Cycads is also a registered stockist of a range of products specifically developed for cycads, including stimulants and fertilisers. Delivery, landscaping and garden services are available to promote safe transplantation and after-care of these valuable investment plants.

Details: Corner of Phyllis and Veda Street, Montana Park / 084 885 7070 /

Flora RSA Nursery

Founded in 1983, Flora RSA Nursery is a wholesale nursery situated on the northern slope of the Magaliesberg mountain range. It specialises in the production of indigenous trees, shrubs, flowers, ground covers, aloes and succulents, and is also one of the top suppliers of Supersoil and Black Gold Compost. This makes Flora RSA a one-stop-shop for all your indigenous gardening and composting needs.

Details: Plot 131 Wildebeesthoek, De Wildt, Akasia / 012 504 2158 /

By Jana van der Linde

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