Kirstenbosch is a plant lover's paradise, and it is also a shopper's delight. This is the ideal place to buy enviro-friendly gifts, books, plants and sculpture. The retail outlets at Kirstenbosch are not directly operated by the NBI and contact details for the various shops can be found below. All the shops are outside the Garden itself and can be visited without paying to enter the Garden.
Kirstenbosch Garden Centre
The Kirstenbosch Garden Centre is an exclusively indigenous nursery operated by Richard Jamieson, Trish Hutton-Squire and Donovan Gillman, who together have more than 50 years of nursery and landscape experience, much of it with indigenous plants.
A wide range of plants including bulbs, succulents, groundcovers, trees, shrubs, climbers, annuals, fynbos plants and herbaceous material is on sale as well as garden related hardware, pots, garden implements and various landscape materials. Compost and environmentally friendly fertilizers, insecticides and fungicides and the well-known Kirstenbosch fynbos mix are stocked. Fresh cut flowers can also be bought.
The Garden centre is open 09h00 to 18h00 in summer, closing at 17h00 on Sundays, Public Holidays and every day in winter. The nursery, which is open 7 days a week, has its own entrance from the Gate 2 car park but access to the gardens is restricted to ticket holders only.
Tel: = SA (021) 797 1305
Fax = SA (021) 797 0507
Postal address: 22 Soliter Street, Kirstenhof. 7945. South Africa.
Visitors' Centre Shop
This contains The Kirstenbosch Shop operated by Natural World Merchants. The shop sells a wide range of gifts and curios, clothing and homeware. The shop is open every day of the year from 9h00 - 18h00 in winter and 19h00 in summer. The shop offers a free gift wrap service, 10% discount to Botanical Society members and a comprehensive freight service.
Kirstenbosch Logo Store
The Kirstenbosch Logo Store is a satellite store of the Kirstenbosch Shop specialising in a range of Kirstenbosch memorabilia. Amonst other things you will find aloe cosmetics, botanical homeware, clothing and herbal teas. It situated at the Kirstenbosch Garden Centre and shares the same trading hours as the Garden Centre.
Visitors' Centre Shop & Logo Store contact details
Postal Address: P O Box 8618, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.
Email enquiries to
Vistors' Centre Shop
Tel. international): (021)762 2510 (SA)
Fax. international): (021)762 3395 (SA)
Tel/Fax (021) 797 6852.
Botanical Society Bookshops
Based in the Visitors' Centre is the Botanical Society Bookshop which is open every day from 9h00-18h00. This sells a wide range of books on flora, fauna and natural history.
At the Centre for Home Gardening the Botanical Society manages a satellite Bookshop, trading every day from 09h00-16h30, selling a wide range of garden related books, educational children's books and stationery.
Postal Address: PO Box 53445, Kenilworth 7745, South Africa
Tel: international) : (021)762 1621 (SA)
Fax: international) : (021)762 0923 (SA)
Unique African sculpture is also for sale at the Visitors' Centre. Mambo Exports cc sell a wide range of pieces suited to the home and garden. Take a tour of current Stone sculpture exhibition at Kirstenbosch.
Tel: international) : (021) 761 0065 (SA)
Fax: international) : (21) 762 2557 (SA)
One of the tenants at the Kirstenbosch Centre for Home Gardening is roomtogrow, a garden design company that assists home owners to plan gardens to suit their lifestyles and complement their homes.
"We believe that home owners need to make full use of their outdoor space to create an 'extension' of their home", says Donovan Gillman of roomtogrow. "We are fortunate to live in a country where our climate lends itself to outdoor living and it makes sense not to restrict your lifestyle to being indoors. By create additional space outdoors - not matter how big or small your garden - you can add to your lifestyle."
The Pam Golding Property Design Centre will form a satellite office of roomtogrow with consultants offering free advice to homeowners between 11h00 and 15h00 daily.
For more information on roomtogrow and the range of services it offers call (021) 797- 8975 or email