PROMOTION: Experience outdoor living and plant a garden


Walking into Urth Garden Centre, one is greeted by the aroma of roses and eatery. If you look around you, you realise that the colours of nature take precedence here. Greens, Browns and splashes of colour everywhere bring nature closer. This is indeed a home to nature conservationists, nature lovers and food lovers alike.

“Spectacular outdoor living” are the words to describe Urth Garden Centre. Flowers, roses, indigenous trees, plant fertilisers, herbs and vegetables, and sculptures are all on the market. High teas, small wedding events, baby showers, and birthday parties are also part and parcel of the centre’s specialities. Urth Garden Centre, UrthCafé, and Flowers from Urth are the three distinct brands that make up Urth Garden Centre.

Should you not be interested in flowers or any other plants, you can always treat yourself and your loved ones to a delicious slice of cheesecakeor apple crumble. In summer the coolers with a splash of nature is definite worth trying.

With the spring school holidays around the corner, our kiddie’s party venue and playground is available to your little Miss or Mr Busy Body. Make Urth Garden Centre your spring holiday getaway destination and your children will reminisce the memories. Although accommodation is not provided, you can always make a turn for breakfast, lunch or supper.

The retail garden centre and wholesale business owner, Risna Opperman, says that the employees are well trained to master the tasks at hand in different divisions. “Within the café, we have people who take pride in preparing our famous, delicious waffles and cakes, while in the garden there are people that look after the quality of our plants.  They take pride in their knowledge of their chosen profession and this is evident in the advice given to customers. Opperman says Urth Garden Centre currently has 35 employees on its payroll,of which 30 are employed full-time. “This is to ensure that we deliver the best quality service to our customers,” said Opperman.

People whonow visit Urth Garden Centre for the first time in a period of over 12 months will attest that the place has developed tremendously this past year. What better way to experience these upgrades than to make a turn. Urth Garden Centre, previously known as Roses for U, currently appeals to a wider, eco-friendly market inclusive of a younger and more modern clientele.

What better way to find a place that is quiet and offers a farm atmosphere within minutes from town, than to visit Urth Garden Centre on Kenneth Kaunda Road, just 300m from Northridge Mall.  They are open on weekdays between 8 am and 5 pm, Saturdays from 9 to 4 or on Sundays and public holidays between 9am and 3pm. – Katleho Morapela