The main aim for the nursery was the propagating and production of Fynbos (A Kingdom of plants found only in the Western Cape, South Africa) and indigenous plants, but soon the focus shifted to include water wise exotics as well. We also do Hydrangeas for fresh cut flowers as well as Orchids and greenery.
We specialize in Fynbos, Proteas, Pincushions, Leucadendrons, etc..
We also do small & big orders of rooted cuttings, bigger plants for retail nurseries & landscapers and will soon be doing Fynbos cut flowers and Lavenders for essential oils.
We also do Landscaping for Fynbos and ornamental gardens in the Western Cape.
We are open to the public and wholesalers as well as Landscapers & Farmers; In fact anyone who is in need of plants is welcome.
The Royal Gardener’s Nursery was started approximately 5½ years ago. The name was decided upon the fact that Annalize Loubser, one of the owners, has worked at Buckingham Palace, London, U. K. for about 8 months, while on a working holiday. She has in fact been Thè Royal Gardener.
We’re all from a family of people with green fingers. My dad’s a qualified winemaker, his brothers are a farmer & an agricultural researcher respectively and his sister is the village florist. The first man with the surname Loubser came from Switzerland to South Africa and was a gardener by profession. The meaning of the surname had something to do with lopper shears and was originately spelled like this; Laubscher. My mother’s family have all been keen on gardening. So you see, I didn’t have much say in the matter.
There is no electricity on site, thus we had to install Solar panels, solar geysers, etc. to supply our heating, of the hotbeds & electricity, for the irrigation computer, needs. A Wind charger is also planed for the future. Compost is widely used and fungicides are used to an absolute minimum.