Category Archives: Fynbos Gardening


CASINO GOES FYNBOS! Kirstenbosch Gardens gives a green thumbs up to GrandWest   In a first for any casino in South Africa, Sun International’s GrandWest property in Cape Town became an indigenous fynbos exhibitor at the 39th annual Plant Fair … Continue reading

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Waverley Hills First Annual Plant Fair

1st ANNUAL INDIGENOUS PLANT FAIR BWI Waverley Hills is planning a unique Fynbos/Indigenous Plant Fair on their property in September. They are providing an opportunity for any local suppliers of fynbos or indigenous plants, suppliers of garden equipment and garden craft to showcase their products … Continue reading

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Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei fynbos nursery

Hi Sean, Thanks for the beautiful blog. I have enjoyed exploring it. I represent the “Friends of Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei” and I run a nursery that grows species from the Cape Peninsula from three veg types: Cape Flats Dune strandveld … Continue reading

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Hunting in the Arum lilies

My six year old neighbor Nathan sent me this great picture of an arum lily frog Hyperolius horstockii which he had found in an Arum Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) on his farm in the Uilkraals Valley near Gansbaai.  This frog uses the arum flowers as … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation of coastal sands in the fynbos region

Plants on the fore-dunes have developed all sorts of strategies to survive in what are very harsh conditions. The plants are adapted to growing with little available soil water (they either have shallow, extensive and much branched or very deep … Continue reading

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Restios of the Fynbos – Els Dorrat-Haaksma & Peter Linder

Without doubt one of the trickiest groups of plants to identify in the fynbos are the restios. They often dominate the Cape Flora over large areas and while any of the other fynbos groups can be absent from a particular … Continue reading

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Growers and suppliers of Fynbos plants

Are you looking to source fynbos plants for your garden. Listed below are some of the growers and retailers of fynbos in the Western Cape. Support these guys, grow indigenous plants and contribute to awareness and conservation of fynbos in … Continue reading

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Position for landscape/horticulture student interested in fynbos

Hi Fynboshub I have a small landscaping company in Somerset West. We work only with plants found in the fynbos biome. Although many species are available in local nurseries, we often have to travel far and wide  to get hold … Continue reading

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Fynbos roof gardens at Oudebos Cabins, Kogelberg Nature Reserve

I recently completed a large fynbos landscaping and rehabilitation project at the new Oudebos Cabins tourism development in Cape Nature’s Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Part of the project involved developing 12 roof gardens on the new cabins and meeting room. While … Continue reading

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Restios – ancient mouse food, a source of dry homes and an elegant addition to any fynbos garden.

Restios, Cape reeds, biesies and dekriet are some of the common names that have been applied to members of the South African family of Restionaceae. There are some 480 species of Restionaceae globally, of which 330 are found in the … Continue reading

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