The Aloe Farm with its amazing gardens and wide variety of unusual plants (especially aloes), on display and for sale, has become a tourist destination for plant- or garden lovers and it is also a favourite destination of many avid bird photographers. It is conveniently situated on the busy R104 road in Hartebeespoortdam area near Pretoria in South Africa.
It was acquired and aptly named by Andy de Wet of CND Nursery years ago to serve as it would suit us perfectly as a growing farm. It has good water and a perfect frost-free climate for growing plants.
DE WET PLANT BREEDERS
The ALOE FARM is the home of De Wet Plant Breeders that does extensive scientific breeding and research on water wise plants. The De Wet Plant Breeding team is headed by Andy de Wet and Quinton Bean that at any given time are developing, growing and testing more than 30 000 plant varieties!
We have many, many plants that no-one else has ever seen.
The Aloe Farm has extensive gardens where we test our unique aloe, and other cultivars. These gardens are open to the public and include our BUSHVELD GARDEN that is landscaped to attract wildlife and also demonstrate the great possibilities that exist for indigenous plants in any home or commercial garden.
Lassy Makhubela is our farm manager that controls a highly efficient staff, including Quinton Bean (Plant Breeding, Soil Mixes, Fertilization and Pesticides) & Ronald Simma (Retail Manager), Scorpion (Repairs & Maintenance). We also have several production teams, each headed by a dedicated professional team leader ensuring that the production runs smoothly and produces high quality plants for our commercial and retail customers.
The aloe gardens have now become a famous plant-lover and tourist attraction in the Hartbeespoort area that draws in visitors from far and wide to admire the gardens, photograph the plants and birds, and to admire and purchase unique plants for their gardens.
ANNUAL ALOE, AGAPANTHUS AND BONSAI FESTIVALS
These festivals are held annually at the appropriate times(and advertised on “The ALOE FARM” Facebook page) to showcase our truly unusual plants with often unique genetics. Visitors frequently compliment us for being a lovely outing away from the city that is close enough for a quick visit.
Contact InfoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 071 162 6790
Address: R104, Hartbeespoort
Trading hoursMonday – Friday 7h30 to 16h30
Saturday 7h30 to 16h00
Sunday 7h30 to 15h00
Winter trading hoursMonday – Friday 7h30 to 16h30
Saturday 8h00 to 15h00
Sunday 8h00 to 14h00