Welcome to our nursery


Collecting plants is in my genes. My maternal grandmother collected aloes and grew gloxinias, my Oumie grew African violets, my mother was a compulsive plant collector and when she died, my father turned into the passionate gardener!

I love my nursery; it is my bit of heaven. Plants are a true joy and I have been absolutely blessed with many wonderful friends I have made since starting my nursery. I network with other like-minded people throughout South Africa and am always on the lookout for new varieties. Every long weekend or holiday becomes a serious buying trip.

I found the following paragraph in the book 'Road Rage' by Ruth Rendall:

"There are gardens and gardens, she said. Most of them are full of stuff from the local garden centre, but the other kind, the rare kind, contains plants you hardly ever see, plants her father called 'choice', the ones that only have Latin names…"

To me this epitomizes my home and nursery. I trust that you will find the same joy and pleasure in what I have to offer!

Petal Faire Nursery is a retail nursery run from our home in Colbyn Pretoria in South Africa. We stock a wide range of rare and hard-to-find plants, both exotic and indigenous. We would love to have you visit our nursery in person and share our enthusiasm about what we have to offer.