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Welcome to the flourishing world of Keith Kirsten

Our retail garden centre has all you need for your home garden, while for major projects we provide a complete management service.

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Welcome to Keith Kirsten

Welcome to the online home of Keith Kirsten Garden Centres and Keith Kirsten Horticulture International (better known as KKHI). We are a leading specialist horticulture and major project management company based in South Africa.

Our retail garden centres stock everything you need to create your own suburban meadow or blooming beds, from seeds to tools, and supply expert advice to help every gardener grow.

We develop, implement and maintain large-scale landscapes of integrity and distinction for local and international clients, from hotels and wine estates to large corporate contracts. We are also the head licensee, agent and marketer in South Africa for international plant breeding partners, bringing new and exciting varieties to add even more colour to our beloved rainbow nation.

Tiptoe through the tulips - Finding your way through the site

Getting lost in a beautiful garden can be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon; it’s not as much fun on a website. So that you can enjoy your wander through this digital garden, and find what you need quickly and easily, we’ve divided our website into four main sections.

For tools, seeds, fertiliser and more, check out our retail garden centres. Like toyshops for the green-fingered! If you’re looking to make positive changes on a much grander scale, escape to our major projects page. For our online encyclopedia of plants, leaf through our expert Plant Info site. Finally, learn more about our range of award-winning international plant and rose varieties on our Partners page.

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Garden Centres

Everything you need to embrace the new gardening.

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Major Projects

Project management from planning to execution.

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Plant Info

If our plants could talk, this is what they’d tell us...

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Partners

The latest plant varieties and roses from overseas.

Garden Centres Buy

From buds to blooms. All you need for your outside room.

Picture your favourite clothes shop – as the seasons rotate, and fashions come and go, the stock changes. Our Garden Centres take a similar approach – they lead the way in enabling people to create gardens that are not only in vogue but also aligned to the indigenous, organic approach that distinguishes the new gardening.

With expert advice to give you the confidence to embrace colour, trees and indigenous plants, along with the widest ranges of tools, accessories, seeds and fertilisers to make your garden a patch without match, and your neighbours green with envy!

Major Projects Manage

How green is your valley? We'll make it greener – in every way

Keith Kirsten is a man on a mission, and blessed with the vision to see the potential in a bare or badly worked landscape, to the bones that shape it and the beautiful future that lies within.

Working with the land rather than against it, and motivated by a strong sense of place, KKHI’s major project management service brings new life to wine estates and corporate properties, among others, and use the beauty of indigenous trees and plants to create vistas that delight the senses, and dance to the rhythm of the seasons.

Plant Info Learn

Encyclopedia botanica. All the garden knowledge you need.

Our Plant Info site is an invaluable resource on everything and anything to do with plants and gardening in South Africa. At the heart of the site is the plant directory – a ‘green pages’ with plants categorised by type and species.

Add to this an amazing variety of gardening articles, handy hints and tips, and month-by-month planners of important garden tips and it adds up to what will soon be your favourite place to spend time – apart from in your own garden, of course.

Partners Grow Together

A growing concern. We search the world for the latest breeds and hybrids.

KKHI is proud to represent and market some of the world’s leading rose and plant breeders, bringing new and exciting varieties from overseas and making them available to South African gardeners.

We are the head license and agent for Proven Winners, David Austin Roses and Anthony Tesselaar Plants, ensuring that South African gardens look their very best with distinctive, low maintenance plants that are brilliant by nature, and the last word in the latest rose trends