Here are the best garden centres in SA!

Here are the best garden centres in SA! Did your favourite make it? Visit the best Garden Centres and Home Store departments our country has to offer.

South Africa’s Nursery Association (SANA) hosts an annual GCA Garden Centre competition to present to you, dear gardeners, the cream of the crop! Garden centres and home store garden departments are measured against a set of criteria aimed at assessing and improving product standards and professional service in the industry. This competition is undertaken from October to December, with moderation in early March of the following year.

We are proud to announce this year’s platinum competition winners:

Home Store Winner

Builders Warehouse Port Elizabeth

Address: Access Park, Cnr Buffelsfontein Rd and 17th Ave, Walmer

Builders is a leader in home improvement and building materials with complete project solutions. Builders has four store formats that cater to different markets with their own personalised feel and service offerings. Builders promises exceptional value and offers a comprehensive range of competitively priced products, with the latter having experts on hand to give advice on home, DIY and gardening needs.

Builders Warehouse, follows the big box or warehouse retail format. Builders Warehouse offers an extensive range of competitively priced products with a large garden centre display and Builders’ supply yard.

Garden Centre Winners

Concrete & Garden Creations

Address: Plot 31 Maggiesdal, Barberton Rd, Nelspruit, 8386

Concrete & Garden Creations offer a wide range of concrete products, ie:  Pots, vases, fountains & bowls, stepping stones, bird baths, Pedestals, ornaments, balls, wall panels and pillars and building products.
The Tea Garden host functions from Kiddies parties to Adult functions.  They have a set menu, but the menu can be adjusted for different  tastes.

Garden Pavilion Eckards

Address: 101 Boeing Rd East, Bedfordview, Germiston

Eckards is a well established Garden Centre in Bedfordview. Our journey started with Eckards in 1993 and then Garden Pavilion in 1995, Eckards prides itself on its high level of service and quality plants. The nursery has maintained its traditional feel with modern influences and is constantly striving to improve.

Locally owned and owner run Eckards, has won the coveted Garden Centre of the Year for Southern Gauteng for a decade. Having maintained a Gold Grading status for a number of years, Eckards consistently features on the GCA top ten garden centres in RSA list, with the GCA awards that take place at the annual winter convention of the SA Nursery Association.

As Members of Garden Pavilion, SA’s largest group of independent garden centres, Eckards also won Garden Pavilion of the Year 2019. This has been an added high for the team as it their seventh win of this very special award.

A dedicated team that are truly passionate about gardening have made our garden centre much more than where we work and gardeners shop. Eckards is everything you need for a beautiful garden and more:

Browse the forecourt for inspirational colour - Wow! Stroll through the centre court for great ideas. The food court has the best local selection of herbs, veggies and more! Get creative in the perennial court with loads of new introductions.

Garden with passion – Garden with love – Garden with family – Garden with us.

Greenside Kwekery

Address: 18 Tafelberg Ave, Langenhovenpark, Bloemfontein

Greenside Kwekery is Surprisingly Different. Once you have been to visit us,you will know the reason why. From our Platinum award-winning (Best outdoor plants in South Africa in 2012 & 2013 ) to our tree-filled Tea Garden and many features, there will be plenty of reasons for you to become a regular visitor. For the little ones there is a spacious play-area and access to small animals. Do make sure that you pay us a visit.

Hecker Nursery

Address: 1 Kirschner Rd, Westwood AH, Boksburg

The Nursery first opened its doors in 1981 as an extension of Ronnie and Rika’s passion and love for nature in all its shapes and sizes. We strive to inspire local gardeners to transform their homes into a wonderful, healing and environmentally friendly retreat, by using our excellent garden products through honest, friendly service and practical solutions.

We have also started growing our own plants through the Hecker Homegrown brand, with which we are able to provide you with excellent quality plants and great prices with virtually no carbon footprint.

Join us for a relaxing stroll through the Nursery accompanied by soothing bird calls, or stop in at Café Ambrosia which will satisfy any craving, sweet or savoury. We pride ourselves on providing solutions to your problems in a friendly and helpful manner.

Plantland Akasia

Address: Cnr Brits Rd and Longmore Rd, Akasia

Pay a visit to our award-winning Garden Centres. where You’ll be thrilled at the vast selection of top quality plants, from seedlings to trees, herbs to vegetables. We’ve got it all.

For pots of all colours, sizes and statues stretching from the classic roman collection or Contemporary to all your wildlife creatures. Garden tools for all your needs and even food for you garden or something for the petty pests. We have a great range of gardening and garden related products. At Plantland we will help you make your dream garden a reality.

Plantland Menlyn

Address: 120 Atterbury Rd, Menlyn, Pretoria

Pay a visit to our award-winning Garden Centres. where You’ll be thrilled at the vast selection of top quality plants, from seedlings to trees, herbs to vegetables. We’ve got it all.

For pots of all colours, sizes and statues stretching from the classic roman collection or Contemporary to all your wildlife creatures. Garden tools for all your needs and even food for you garden or something for the petty pests. We have a great range of gardening and garden related products. At Plantland we will help you make your dream garden a reality.

 

Stodels Nurseries Bellville

Address: Eversdale Rd, Bellville

From humble beginnings, Stodels Garden Centres have developed into a household name in gardening in the Western Cape. From the outset, Stodels Garden Centres focused on providing their customers with excellent service, top quality products and affordable prices. Fifty years later, the trio of service, quality and affordability has built a respected and much loved brand.

Originating from a mail order catalogue and door to door sales, the Stodels brand has grown to its current complement of five award-winning garden centres today. The company was started by Mr Robert Stodel, in August 1962, when he started selling flower bulbs door to door and from the Parade in Cape Town. A mail order bulb catalogue soon followed and within a few years, Stodels Flower Bulbs became the biggest flower bulb retailer in South Africa, posting nearly 600 000 bulb catalogues to Cape households and importing up to 20 million bulbs from Holland every year.

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