In 2003, Cecilia and Grant Jefferys opened Bloomingdales Garden Centre in Durban. They wanted to provide an urban oasis for their customers that boasts a garden, an urban farm, and a farm-to-table restaurant. The Jefferys have built their business on a commitment to sustainable farming methods, good food, and a positive environment. Bloomingdales Garden Centre offers a huge variety of plants, pavers, edging, fertilizers, pots, water features, garden ornaments, They also offer landscaping services, instant lawn, and other items to help you create your dream garden.
1904 was a landmark year for the industry and for the business which was to become the current-day Blue Diamond Group. In it's earliest 'guise', Blue Diamond originally emerged as the Fruit Export Company in the beautiful island of Guernsey, Channel Islands. The company was created by a group of prominent local businessmen whose family links still feature today. John W. Dorey was appointed manager and his son, Percy, was company secretary. the latter proved to be the driving force of the Fruit Export Company. The company's founders displayed their business skills at an early stage when they acquired a distribution company in the UK with agents scaling the length and breadth of England. This network became the backbone of Fruit Export's success in getting tomatoes to market. A further stroke of ingenuity saw the company buy wicker baskets locally and go on to commission the manufacture of huge numbers of wooden baskets and then tomato trays. Today, Blue Diamond is recognised as a genuine Guernsey success story and continues to be owned and managed on the island with plants still at the heart of the business. Blue Diamond now employs around 3,000 people at its Head Office and 30 garden centres across the UK & Channel Islands.
Bromeliads Southern Africa is a plant nursery specializing in Bromeliads, owned and managed by avid Gardener, Orchid and Bromeliad collector Maggie Vergottini. The nursery is situated in the Garden Route Area of South Africa, in the coastal town of Mossel Bay. The town is a popular holiday destination with great scenics and other cultural gems. If you are a bromeliad lover, you can visit us in Mossel Bay and also experience its beauty. The selling premises are in centre of Mosselbay while the cultivating tunnels are 48km west of Mossel Bay on the Vergottini’s family farm Blandsdrift where they also breed rare game. The premises is open to the public on Wednesdays but viewings can be arranged on other days by appointment.
Cape Garden, Joostenbergvlakte, was opened in 1996. It has evolved into the largest Garden Centre in the Western Cape. Our second branch outside Stellenbosch opened in October 2004, and our third branch in Somerset West in 2016. We are a family run business, dedicated to giving you the best quality and prices available. By growing our own plants in Vredendal and producing our own pots and water features at our factories, we are able to pursue our passion for good value. We carry a wide selection of plants, pots, pavers, water features, garden furniture and other garden decor. We are also constantly bringing in new, cost effective, quality merchandise. We have products to please the whole family all year round.
We exist to help in the creation of lovely gardens, either by us or anyone else, for everyone to enjoy be they owners, visitors, children, grandparents or even ill-behaved pets. Those that dig up lawns can keep us in work! The roots of Capital Gardens, an independent business, go back to 1981 when a landscape business was started in Battersea. This has now grown into London’s leading independent gardening company with five garden centres, a website along with a garden maintenance business. Our garden centres are located in London at Alexandra Palace (North West London), Wandsworth (South West London) and outside London at Berkhamsted , Sherfield-on-Loddon (just north of Basingstoke) and Studley Green (north west of High Wycombe ). At the centres we strive continually to offer you a diverse and large collection of plants throughout the seasons, suited to our country’s varied climate and seasons. The goods shown on our website are for sale only through the centres. So we don’t offer goods for sale through our website but we do operate a delivery service local to our centres and for customers who may need the service each centre offers a ‘telephone order and collect service’. If you are near our centres please visit these for the goods displayed on the website but check before coming please that they are in stock. We hope your experience at Capital Gardens is productive and enjoyable – resulting from our continual efforts to provide plants and goods that offer value for money without compromising quality and a service that encourages people to visit us again. Colin, the current managing director, started the business and it rests on him and his well-established team to see that when you engage with Capital Gardens you are given the best possible help to get plants and products for the garden to enable you to keep your garden as you want it. At Capital Gardens we believe that we have a duty to adhere to good environmental practice, and operate in a sustainable manner. As lovers of plants and the environment it is only natural for us to want to reduce man’s impact wherever possible.
Cherry Lane Garden Centres throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Yorkshire represent a new wave of specialist horticultural and leisure retailing. As part of the QD Group, the Garden Centres are committed to offering best value as a matter of course. Expert staff and buyers ensure that quality and stock throughout the year is consistently high. As well as a huge selection of plants, trees and shrubs, Cherry Lane Garden Centres stock extensive ranges of garden furniture, gardening clothing and footwear, gardening accessories, sheds and garden ornaments. There are specialist Cherry Lane Aquatic Centres at South View, Fritton and Pulham Market near Diss which stock a large range of fish as well as indoor and outdoor aquatic accessories.
Been there, done that... doing it all over again! Herby, a product of South Africa, vintage '63, Internaut since '82. Roaming the world since the age of 23 to date. Jack of all trades, master of none. Techie, pilot, nomad. Can travel~live~work, anywhere. Global village citizen, living without boundaries, my primary passions are aviation, the sea and Ubuntu Synergy. I am, because we are. Together. We create unity, foster community, motivate affiliates to generate residual revenue, and facilitate networking events. It's time to LIVE your life! My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. I believe charity begins at the cash register. Just say no to donations. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. Constantly bombing your mind with books and exercise, are two battles that win the war of longevity. I want to grow old. There is no planet B. I'm a big fan of renewable resources and ethical commerce. Gardens, farming, trees and bees, and anything that carries fleas. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. Noble causes that need proactive participants. Anyone can help: Scholars, students, employment seekers, those just over broke. Single and stay-at-home parents. Business owners, administrators and managers of any ilk. Retrenched and retired folks who still have much to give. Everyone can become successful super affiliates. Generating residual income is easy, and I will be your guide. With 40+ years in technology, aviation and extensive travel, this digital nomad has a wealth of experience to share. Helping others navigate the fear of failure and proven pathway to success. Point-and-click easy here >> https://herbyolschewski.com/action/worksheet/
Anyone can be a Heritage Ambassador. Help take our past into the future. Spread the word and generate revenue. Make heritage your business and earn with your passion for art and culture. ArtAcadia.org is an umbrella organization for everything pertaining to our heritage and respective cultures. Providing a platform for Heritage Ambassadors, to help take our past into the future. We are a passionate community that is compiling a comprehensive global directory and cultural map. Facilitating networking, training, work opportunities, events and marketplace.
With thirteen hectares of parkland and a great heritage of monumental trees, Levico SPA park is the most important historical park of the Province of Trento. Its history dates back to the end of the 19th century and is closely linked to the establishment of Levico Terme as a spa town of European standing. The construction of the “Grand Hotel delle Terme” was the first step in a major transformation involving the German landscape-gardener Georg Ziehl (1873 - 1953) who transformed an area of countryside into a large informal design park. At the end of the 19th century many tree species in vogue in the nineteenthcentury parks had been planted: Sequoiadendron giganteum, the giant sequoia of California, Magnolia sempervirens the great white-flowered magnolia, Fagus sylvatica 'purpurea', the monumental red beech that still today dominates the area at the entrance to the main promenade, cedars and redwood trees. After many years and a restoration project, at the end of October 2018 the Vaia storm caused serious damages to the park: 216 large trees were uprooted and three hectares of lawns and flower beds were destroyed. Immediately the works for the recovery started, a project has been approved and is now in an advanced stage of realization. The park has been reshaped and some of its botanical and landscape values strengthened. In the park of Levico today we find a new birch wood, a new collection of conifers and many deciduous trees with characteristic colored foliage. In spring 50,000 bulbs are blooming, different species of tulips, Allium and Muscari. The lawns host numerous herbaceous species that bloom throughout the growing season. In spring the park hosts a garden show, ''Ortinparco'', an exhibition-festival focusing on the vegetable garden and the garden with temporary installations, plants and flowers, educational workshops, music, seminars and horticultural exhibitions. Summer is the season of educational programs, concerts, book presentations and shows. The park is operated without the use of chemicals, and hosts Villa Paradiso, the headquarter of the park's offices and temporary exhibitions.
With a hearty amount of exquisite plants, garden and home décor, accessories, hardware and tools; our team of passionate experts, creatives and enthusiasts collaborate to create the kind of environment where you come to feed your soul! Unique and Inspiring Garden Centre in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg; offering garden and home enhancement products. From plants, to trees, garden care, tools, decor, gifting, hardware along with professional advice and information services on all gardening related queries and problems.
Vera Luciani has been designing and building bio-lakes, bio-pools and gardens for more than twenty years in close contact with nature, where water and plants together achieve perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. Functionality is combined with the aesthetic aspect and respect for the environment. The space thus becomes a welcoming theater of daily life where you can enjoy nature in all its forms. Owner since 2003 of the homonymous company specializing in the design and construction of gardens and bio-lakes, among the first in Italy to successfully propose the inclusion of natural pools, bio-lakes and salt pools in private parks and gardens. Expert in bioengineering for green applications, in the knowledge of aquatic plants and their maintenance. The bio-lake is a natural swimming pool, a bathing and eco-sustainable body of water. The quality of bathing is guaranteed exclusively by biological and mechanical treatment, through phytodepuration and the use of specific techniques. What distinguishes it from traditional pools is therefore the total absence of chemicals for water purification, which is clean and pleasant on the skin thanks to the action of plants and a specially designed technical system. The bio-lake is a living pool, which does not require emptying or winter coverings. Vera Luciani designs her gardens as unique places, designed to pause, reflect and enrich the soul. It is four hands with the customer that Vera Luciani transforms and designs spaces following the rhythms of the seasons, seeking harmony in the composition of shapes, essences, design, to immerse herself in a scenario that takes on the value of a unique and lived experience. fulfilling. The garden as a starting point for a quality of living that can affect health and well-being, understood as a shared balance between man and the environment. Resilient and sustainable habitat, capable of integrating organically with the context, in visual relationship with the rest of the landscape.
Mandy Shrimpton is the quintessential people’s person. Mandy believes that success is measured by the quality of our human-relationships rather than the results we manifest through sheer will. Mandy firmly established herself as the heart of the non-profit organisation that she co-founded and ran with her adoring husband for 17 years. Mandy loves walking in nature with her family, hugging trees, and preserving the environment. She also enjoys being creative and is particularly fond of painting flowers. As a very happily married and devoted mother to four children, Mandy has cultivated a deep appreciation for the culinary arts and relishes the spare moments she gets to watch her favourite cooking shows. This initiative reflects how Mandy sees the world, helping to create positive synergy. Fostering unity and courteous community, building partner relationships and motivating affiliates. Born and bred in Africa, Mandy understands the concept of Ubuntu. I am, because we are. Together we can make the world a better place. Using her skills and experience to make a difference. Helping others see through the fog of new technologies, avoid common marketing mistakes and develop better business strategies. With a subtle blend of motherhood and effective project management, Mandy is the perfect professional partner, to show others the merits of this initiative. Shining a light on the path to prosperity, while not losing our footing in family values and humble humanity. Sharing is caring, while enriching ourselves spiritually and materially. We cannot give freely, if we don't have. "Sometimes the world makes more sense, through the eyes of a mother. Using protective instinct and family fortitude, to help one another." ~ Mandy Shrimpton
La passione di Marco, nasce 15 anni fa: "I primi sette esemplari mi erano stati portati dal veterinario condotto del comune". Da quella piccola riserva ha preso il via una ricerca che non ha risparmiato nemmeno gli angoli più nascosti del globo. Oggi il vivaio dei fratelli Gramaglia è uno dei più forniti in Europa. Marco, 60 anni, uno dei massimi esperti del settore, nel 1999 fu anche invitato a Parigi per mettere in mostra le sue creature. "Tutto nasce dalla curiosità, se non sei curioso non puoi fare il vivaista - assicura - Di peperone (così chiama tutte le varietà di peperoncino, Ndr) al mondo ne esistono tremila tipi: sono il frutto degli incroci di 23 specie, ognuna delle quali sintetizza sostanze chimiche diverse. È così che ho scoperto che i peperoni esistono di tutti i colori, anche viola e nero, ma non blu". L'attività di Gramaglia non è dedicata solo ai peperoni. Il vivaio, un fazzoletto di terra di medie dimensioni a due passi dalla Dora, si occupa solo di piante aromatiche e medicinali, un settore in cui rientrano anche i peperoncini per le loro proprietà antiossidanti. La specializzazione è anche la forza di un'attività radicata che dal 1896 ha già dato lavoro a quattro generazioni di Gramaglia. "In questo settore le aziende che si specializzano sono quelle che riescono a sopravvivere meglio alla crisi". La parola d'ordine è stupire e Marco, che nell'animo è anche un uomo di marketing prestato all'agricoltura, lo sa: per questo ai suoi clienti propone tradizionali salvia e timo ma anche vere rarità, come una pianta malgascia dalle foglie frizzanti. "Bisogna incuriosire", assicura pensando alla sua clientela composta al 90 per cento da consumatori finali, appassionati di orticoltura o sostenitori del fai-da-te biologico. E di sicuro stupisce la sua personale collezione di piante velenose. "Non saranno commestibili, ma sono bellissime". Oggi il vivaio dei fratelli Gramaglia è uno dei vivai collezionisti di piante aromatiche più importanti e prestigiosi in Europa.
Il nostro raccolto è il risultato di un lavoro attento, appassionato e genuino, che unisce gli antichi saperi dell'agricoltura e le moderne innovazioni della tecnologia. Orteat è una start up innovativa che nasce a fine 2018 da un’idea del suo founder Luca Siciliano, produttore agricolo BIO, per rispondere ad una chiara esigenza del mercato: da un lato i consumatori sono sempre più attenti a conoscere il cibo che consumano, la sua provenienza e chi lo produce; dall'altro i produttori cercano nuove modalità di vendita al fine di valorizzare i propri prodotti e venderli al giusto prezzo. Nasce Orteat, un orto biologico per tutti in Italia. Attraverso la piattaforma è possibile ricevere direttamente a domicilio, in tutta Italia, frutta e verdura biologica appena raccolta e di stagione, conoscendo esattamente la provenienza e il produttore che l’ha coltivata. Possono ordinare la frutta sia clienti privati (B2C) sia aziende, inclusi i rivenditori che vogliono proporre ai propri Clienti frutta appena raccolta e di provenienza certa. Investire in Orteat significa entrare a fare parte di un’azienda che unisce all’obiettivo economico anche un forte impatto sociale: diffondere e sostenere un’agricoltura che rispetti l’ambiente, che promuova la biodiversità e che valorizzi il lavoro dei produttori.
Orti Generali si trova in un parco fluviale, sulle rive del torrente Sangone, nel quartiere Mirafiori sud nella città di Torino, a cinque minuti dal capolinea del tram quattro. Prima un parco in abbandono con un’area agricola residuale, oggi un parco di orti urbani aperto a cittadini e visitatori grazie ad un bando di concessione della Città di Torino. COME SOSTENIBILITÀ AMBIENTALE Si coltiva esclusivamente con metodo biologico. Nell’area reintroduciamo alberi di varietà antiche, con una speciale attenzione alle piante che favoriscono la ripopolazione d'insetti impollinatori. INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA Sperimentiamo la tecnologia al servizio dell’ambiente: per ridurre lo spreco di acqua, una centralina rileva meteo, umidità, temperatura locali, e aziona all’occorrenza un impianto d'irrigazione centralizzato per tutti gli orti. SOSTENIBILITÀ SOCIALE Ospitiamo borse lavoro e tirocini formativi, in particolare per soggetti svantaggiati. In collaborazione con l’ASL e con associazioni, realizziamo percorsi riabilitativi e di ortoterapia. SUPPORTO ALLA COLTIVAZIONE Proponiamo un sito con il calendario delle colture, schede delle piante e alert per avvisarvi quando è il momento dei trattamenti biologici preventivi. Sarete sempre assistiti dallo staff presente tra gli orti o raggiungibile telefonicamente. PERCHÉ Orti Generali nasce con l’obiettivo di costruire un modello d'impresa sociale per la trasformazione e la gestione di aree agricole residuali cittadine. Il progetto è l’esito di un percorso di 4 anni di progettazione partecipata che ha coinvolto scuole, associazioni, ortolani e abitanti di Mirafiori → Miraorti. Grazie alle sue componenti d'innovazione sociale e tecnologica Orti Generali vince il bando indetto dal MIUR Smart cities and Communities and Social Innovation e dal 2016 al 2019 ha avviato una fase di ricerca supervisionata dall’Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia. CHI Orti Generali è un progetto dell’Associazione Coefficiente Clorofilla, oggi Orti Generale APS, ed è curato da Stefano Olivari e Matteo Baldo. Stefano, diplomato all’École du Paysage di Versailles, ha scelto la riqualificazione delle sponde del torrente Sangone per la sua tesi. Già ideatore del progetto Miraorti, oggi è un affermato paesaggista. Matteo, educatore professionale e dottore magistrale in Sociologia, ha scelto l’orticoltura urbana, con indagini esplorative e quantitative sul progetto Miraorti ed il parco agricolo del Sangone. Il progetto è nato da un’idea di Isabella Devecchi, e grazie al prezioso aiuto di Marco Bottignole.
People don’t grow plants. Plants grow people. That’s the way we see it. From the moment you first put your fingers into soil. Your life changes. Mind calmer. Body stronger. A little spot to call your own. At Sproutl, we believe that gardening should be open to all. Who cares if you’ve never picked up a trowel before? This is gardening made easy. To us, a garden can be as small as a windowsill, or a tiny rented patio. (Though a 1 acre plot is fine by us too.) Your first wonky carrot. Sweet peas in a jar by the bed. This is life-changing stuff. A lifelong love affair between you and nature. That starts the moment you plant something. Our Mission: to demystify gardening and make it accessible to all. We believe in gardening made easy. The best plants and products, sitting alongside advice, inspiration, easy-to-shop edits, and high profile limited edition collections. Bringing plants and products seamlessly from phone to door, in a fun and accessible way. It’s gardening for a new generation. We’re a diverse, passionate, hard-working, fun and humble team of 25+ people. We’re committed to achieving great success together, celebrating our individualism and challenging each other to go further. We leave our ego at the door, bring our curious minds to work, and trust each other to get stuff done. No two days are the same as we work to help the nation.