New Plant Nursery

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South Africa - Western Cape - George

Institution Code:

BGCI Member: No

About the New Plant Nursery

New Plant nursery are leaders in the trend towards growing and using indigenous and endemic South African Plants. Making South African Plants widely available has been our mission since New Plant nursery was founded more than ten years ago by Mandy and Paul Fick.

Retailers and landscapers will know that the demand for indigenous planting and gardening is growing all the time, especially since we wish to safeguard our biodiversity in the face of rapid development.

South African plants include such diversity that there will always be something 'New' available. Landscape rehabilitation is becoming more and more important, but the plant material, especially area-specific genotypes and endemics, are not always available. We hope to bridge that gap with our consulting and growing services.

The Team:

Our enthusiastic workforce is devoted to their work, and New Plant Nursery in turn, invests in the personal development, growth and training of employees. We foster a culture of mutual respect, recognition of personal performance, achievement and leadership development. Our employees are empowered in the decision-making process of the nursery and share in profits as if they were already shareholders.

The final formalisation of our aimed 51% Black Empowerment share is underway. We believe in investing in our people and their future success through skills transfer and economic empowerment. We are comitted to actively promoting community involvement and skills transfer through our training and community greening programmes.

Main Address:
New Plant Nursery
Victoria Bay Rd
George East
Western Cape 6539 South Africa

Telephone: +27-44-8890055
Fax: +27-44-8890101
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mandy & Paul Fick
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 49
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 8

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1989
  • Physical Data
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 9 Hectares
    Latitude: -33.994821
    Longitude: 22.537153
    Annual Rainfall: 700 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 4000 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 2000 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: No
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 350
  • Special Collections:Seperate R&D section which continuously evaluates new species & varieties from the Cape Floral Kingdome for their potential as new floricultural crops. We also breed with some genera, so of these we will keep collections of interesting forms.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: Yes
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: No
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No