Witkoppen Wildflower Nursery News
Upcoming events, Specials, Staff news, New plants and interesting gardening news and so on.
The list of plants on special for April and May, with pictures, is now online.
The 2019 Early Flowering Aloe Festival
Witkoppen Wildflower Nursery and Sunbird Aloes are proud to host the 2019 Early Flowering Aloe Festival May.
Venue: Witkoppen Wildflower Nursery
363 Valley Road, North Riding AH
GPS Co-ordintes: 26°03’32.6″S 27°56’15.9″E
Dates: 17 May – 26 May
The Bea Thompson Hall
Work started on the renovations of our old lecture area in mid-December and other than a few tweaks still needed were completed on Friday afternoon before the first event. We still need to add curtains and blinds to the windows so that the hall can be darkened for slide shows, this will be done within the next two weeks.
The next event will be Monica’s “How to Identify Indigenous Grasses“, a one day course teaching interested people how to identify indigenous grasses. Malcolm Hepplewhite will present “A Layman’s Guide to Identifying Indigenous Trees”. This course is a practical course that aims to take the mystery out of using keys to identify trees. Originally scheduled for 22 to 24 February and 22 to 24 March, the tree course has been moved to the weekend of 29-31 March.
Monica Hepplewhite welcomes the deligates to the first event, the Vission 2019 coaching course, at our new venue.
We are very pleased to welcome Shadrack Tshivhiahuvhi to our team. Some of you may recorcnize Shadrack as he was the salesperson at the little indigenous nursery that used to operate at Stepping Stones. He is passionate and very knowledgable about indigenous plants and will fit into our team comfortably. Shadrack was with the Stepping Stone’s nursery for about 5 years before they closed down.
Shadrack is married to Nombulelo and they two sons, the eldest is 11 years old and the youngest is 6 months old.
We do hope that Shadrack will be happy as part of our family and that he will be with us for a long time.
New team member, Shadrack Tshivhiahuvhi.