The Garden

Our garden is home to a large collection of succulent plants, bulbs and many other perennials and shrubs. With the wide variety of plants in the garden abounds with colour and flowers throughout the year. Some of the north African and Arabian aloes (as well as a few South African ones) flower in spring, summer and autumn. In addition, many other succulents and other plants lend beauty and colour to the garden throughout the year.

There is a wide range of indigenous bulbs in the garden, including species of  Eucomis, Haemanthus Hypoxis, Ledebouria, Scilla etc. There are also several attractive and aromatic shrubs like Pelargonium and Plectranthus.

The winter months are by far the most colourful in our garden. With most of the aloe species and natural occurring hybrids in flower at this time of the year, complimented by a large number of aloe cultivars, it is a display worthwhile experiencing (as long as there is no severe frost in May!). We try to expand this array of colour with large beds of Namaqualand daisies.

Visitors are welcome to spend some time relaxing in the shade of the large number  of trees, indigenous to the area. The garden is frequented by a large variety of birds, during the winter months, sugar birds and orioles are regular visitors, feeding on the nectar produced by the masses of Aloe flowers and other nectar producing flowers like those of Cotyledon barbeyi. Other bird species worth mentioning are Rock Pigeons, three species of doves, at least four cuckoos, Burchell’s Coucal, Woodland Kingfisher, Hoopoe, Red-billed wood-hoopoe, two Barbets, Woodpeckers, Fork-tailed Drongo, three shrike species, Bokmakierie, Grey-headed Bush-Shrike, Glossy Starling, Grey Louries and Grey Hornbills.

Trading Hours

Tuesdays to Fridays: 09:00 to 16:00

Saturdays: 09:00 to 15:00

Sundays: 10:00 to 13:00 on 29 September, 6 October and 17 November.

Closed on Mondays

Please note that the nursery will be closed from 24 December to 2 January

Contact Details

Rudolph Slabbert: Tel: 066-273-2938

Kotie Retief: Tel: 082-779-2612

Sean Gildenhuys:

Postal Address:
Gariep Plants
PO Box 11017
0028 Hatfield

GPS Coordinates
25°47’3″S, 28°18’58″E

Cliffendale Road 309, Faerie Glen, Pretoria