Hi, I’m Dewaldt and I’m the founder of Greenery.
My plant journey started back in 2012 when I did some vacation work over the summer holidays at a large nursery in Cape Town. This is where I met a girl that caught my attention, who would later become my girlfriend.
A plant lover by nature, she always styled our apartment with the most beautiful plants. Many years and four apartment moves later, the only constant that remained was our apartments being filled with plants.
In 2018 I moved abroad for a two-year stint in Europe. I found myself living in a characterless apartment (without any plants).I missed home and finally realised the importance of having greenery around.
This sparked the idea of creating a business where we could bridge the gap between people and plants as big city life (and small apartments), can make us feel disconnected from nature. Knowing how intimidating plant care can seem, we set out to create an easy to use platform with all the necessary care instructions, inspiration and support any urban gardener could need.
I sought out one of the best growers in South Africa to pitch my idea. Alan van Niekerk jumped on board and so the Greenery seed was sowed. With more than 30 years of experience in the nursery business, Alan ensures that we only provide customers with the best quality plants available.
Our plants are grown and nurtured by Alan and his excellent team so it will be in top shape when your order arrives at your door.
We built our platform from the ground up to provide a selection of plants for every style and budget to help you create your ideal urban garden.
So it’s time to get busy planting with Greenery!