Second round (rare) plant SALE in Stanford

This Sunday 24 January second SALE but this time with a time slot. 2-2.5 hrs per customer/collector. First SALE last Sunday was very successful. Still hundreds of (some rare) plants on display.

In a few months time we move to another place. We can either take our collection with us (well, we take some for sure) or sell. We have chosen for the latter option.

Huge collection cacti and (African) succulent plants for sale. Ideal for landscaping. A.o.: Cycads (with permit), Aloes, Cyphostemmas, Azuro cacti, Boojum tree, Mammillarias. Adenias, Adeniums, Old Man’s Beard, Pachypodium (Geha, Lamerei), Agaves, Neobuxbaumia (cactus), Fero cacti, Astrophytum, Pine-apple trees, etc. All together  hundreds plants from small (also in pots) to 2m high.

This Sunday we will work with a time slot per collector/customer (2-2.5 hrs each) so booking is needed. We intend to give each and everyone full individual attention.

Email me (greenc -at- for details and bookings. First booked = first in!!! (first bookings are already in)

Stanford is only 90 minutes easy driving from Cape Town. Take the N2 to Caledon. Turn right to Bredasdorp and follow this road for approx 20 km (in Caledon: do NOT take a turn towards Hermanus). Turn right to Stanford.

Annual Succulent Plant Sale

SATURDAY 4 JULY between 10AM and 2PM: Annual succulent plant SALE at The Green Cathedral of South Africa: from R 15.00 to R .,000.00 including large cacti and cycads (with permit). 26A De Bruyn Street , Stanford (between Church & Caledon str).

Many indigenous  (South) African succulents next to some exotic cacti. All ‘descendants’ of the historical garden we restored  between 2000 and 2011 before our move to Stanford. Click on the link for cultivation guidelines; look under ‘Categories’ (in right column) for desired subject and click on it. For example ‘cultivation‘. Another link is the FB-page of The Green Cathedral of South Africa.


Above sea level

Our garden is approximately (depending on tides, etc.) 30 meters above sea level but since succulent plants are original underwater plants that evolved in time to a complete opposite environment we wanted to link our garden with the sea. When divers and fishermen visit our garden they always make associations with underwater plants. Hence the idea to make a connection between the two.

We choose, also for aestethical reasons, small acre with peyote (Lophophora williamsii). During our numerous beach walks in this area we collected sand, shells, little stones, etc. The shells on the picture are from the beaches in Hermanus (Grotto), Pearly Beach and Franskraal (every individual beach has its own shell characteristics), sand and stones are a mixture of all kinds of beaches and the pumice is a story of its own. That you can find on a beach nearby Cape Aghulas where there is still a continuous inflow of this lava-stone originating from a vulcano outburst in Indonesia about 100 years ago.

It’s just the idea that is fascinating; that’s all.