A wide variety of plants, garden accessories, books and gifts, as well as African stone sculptures, can be purchased from retail outlets at Kirstenbosch. All the shops are located on the periphery of the Garden and can be visited without paying the garden entry fee. The shops are not operated by Kirstenbosch or SANBI. Please direct enquiries to the shop concerned directly.
The Kirstenbosch Garden Centre is a retail nursery that stocks a wide variety of indigenous plants, as well as an exciting range of garden accessories.
The Kirstenbosch Garden Centre is an indigenous retail nursery situated at the Centre for Home Gardening (Gate 2). Entrance to the Garden Centre is free via a separate entrance from the car park, but access to the Garden via the Garden Centre is restricted to ticket holders only.
Plants and products for sale
A wide range of plants including bulbs, succulents, groundcovers, trees, shrubs, climbers, annuals, fynbos plants and herbaceous material is on sale. Compost and environmentally-friendly fertilisers, insecticides and fungicides are stocked. Fresh cut flowers can also be bought. The Centre also stocks gardening accessories, tools and seeds. Experienced staff are on hand to offer help and advice.
The Garden Centre is open from 09h00 to 17h00 daily, except on Christmas Day.
Please note that the nursery does not operate a mail order system and is not able to arrange phytosanitary certificates necessary for moving plants around the world.
Tel: +27 (0)21 797 1305
Fax: +27 (0)21 797 0507
Postal address: P.O. Box 53525, Kenilworth, 7745, South Africa
Please only direct enquiries directly related to the nursery at the Garden Centre to this email address.
The Kirstenbosch Gift Shop sells a wide range of gifts, curios, clothing, home ware, botanical cosmetics and Kirstenbosch memorabilia.
The Kirstenbosch Shop, operated by Natural World Merchants, sells a wide range of gifts and curios, clothing, homeware and botanical cosmetics.
The shop is located in the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1). It is open every day of the year from 09h00-18h00 in winter and 09h00-19h00 in summer. The shop offers a free gift wrap service, 10% discount to Botanical Society members and a comprehensive freight service.
The Kirstenbosch Logo Storeis a satellite store of the Kirstenbosch Shop, situated at the Centre for Home Gardening (Gate 2), trading every day from 09h00-17h00. It specialises in a range of Kirstenbosch memorabilia. Amongst other items, you will find aloe cosmetics, botanical homeware, clothing and herbal teas.
Contact both the Kirstenbosch Shop and Logo Store:
Tel: +27 (0)21 762 2510
Fax: +27 (0)21 762 3395
Kirstenbosch Logo Store: Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 797 6852.
Postal Address: PO Box 8618, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa.
The Botanical Society Bookshop sells a wide range of books on gardening, flora, fauna and natural history, as well as educational children’s books and stationery.
The Botanical Society Bookshop, located in the Visitors’ Centre (Gate 1), is open every day from 09h00-18h00. It offers a wide range of books on flora, gardens, gardening, fauna and natural history, educational children’s books, as well as stationery and gift cards. Botanical Society members receive a 10% discount.
There is a smaller, satellite Botanical Society Bookshop at the Centre for Home Gardening (Gate 2), selling the same range of books as the main shop. Trading hours are from 09h00-16h30.
Contact the Botanical Society Bookshop:
Tel: +27 (0)21 762 1621 (Visitors’ Centre shop )
or +27 (0)21 762 6466 (Garden Centre shop)
The African stone sculptures exhibited in the Sculpture Garden, and the range of smaller sculptures on display in the Visitors’ Centre can be purchased from the Mambo Exports sales office situated in the Visitors’ Centre.
Tel & Fax: +27 (021) 761 0065