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Guest House Accommodation

Country Cottages

Close to Lanseria airport our secure 4 Star Bed & Breakfast Muldersdrift Guest House Accommodation is perfect for a leisure or business stay 30 minutes from Pretoria or Johannesburg

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Wholesale Nursery

Grower and supplier of wholesale indigenous plants to landscapers & nurseries countrywide. Contract growing of indigenous plants of South Africa from rooted cuttings to 100L size

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Retail Nursery

Our retail plant nursery in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg sells a large selection of South African indigenous plants. We showcase ideas for theme gardens, urban gardens and landscaping

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Events

For indigenous gardening advice, join our regular nature-based events and activities, including Bird Walks, monthly Coffee Mornings, and seasonal activities for children.

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Tea Garden

One of the best places to eat in Johannesburg. An open-air coffee shop offering good coffee, breakfasts, light lunches and delicious cakes in a scenic outdoor-eating area, or covered patio.

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Conference Venue

A fully equipped meeting room to hire in Muldersdrift, with easy access from Pretoria or Johannesburg. We offer catering, overnight accommodation for 16 people, and are competitively priced

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Newsletters

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for indigenous gardening inspiration, ideas and advice, information and news on special offers. Included are our events and farm scenery and ecology

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Plant Catalogue

100's of species of Indigenous Plants of South Africa are listed here, with photographs, characteristics and gardening advice. All have horticultural value, some more unusual than others

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Random Harvest News Blog

[Title] How to Purchase a Gift Voucher from Random Harvest Nursery

Spoil someone with the best gift ever - a gift voucher from Random Harvest Indigenous Nursery.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Views: 469


[Title] Easter Bunny's Shy Cousin - Easter Eco-Fact 4

The real Riverine Rabbit would not be found in nature, on forest floors, with plenty of compost, mulch and Plectranthus ciliatus as our Random Harvest Bunny was pictured in the nursery. It in fact has a very specific area that it occurs in – only along rivers in Nama and Succulent Karoo areas, in the Central and Small Karoo.  In other parts of the country, you will find hares, which are related to the Riverine Rabbit.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Sunday, April 12, 2020 Views: 567


[Title] A Beautiful African Tree - Easter Eco Fact 3

Acacia siberiana var. woodii - The Paperbark Thorn has been called the quintessential African tree. It is one of the many South African Indigenous tree species that has grown to full and magnificent proportions at Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery - please ask our staff to show you these beautiful trees. Its spreading, flat-topped crown presents a mass of white pom-pom florets which give off an amazing scent to a whole variety of insect pollinators.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Sunday, April 12, 2020 Views: 701


[Title] Long Grass and Grass-like Plants for Wildlife - Easter Eco Fact 2

Patches or swathes of longer indigenous grasses or grass-like species not only look beautiful in the garden, but are important for garden wildlife. They provide food, a place to rest, hide or move undetected, and provide nesting material for some birds and small mammals

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Saturday, April 11, 2020 Views: 837


[Title] Sunbirds and why they are important - Easter Eco Fact 1

Sunbirds are important pollinators in the garden. Plant these Indigenous Nectar plants for Sunbirds to attract them to the garden and provide food these beautiful little jewels of the garden.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Saturday, April 11, 2020 Views: 730


[Title] Living green wall & vertical garden for biodiversity

Freelance ecologist Tania Anderson designs ecological gardens. She designed and planted the vertical garden at House Miller in Parktown North, Johannesburg. This green wall garden is entirely south facing. The plants were chosen by the designer with input from the client to suit the shady aspect and attract insects and birds.

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Posted by Carol Knoll on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Views: 1865


[Title] Create a Small Bird-Friendly Garden 3 - The Open Zone

Watching garden birds in your own back yard can be very rewarding, particularly if you landscape your garden to include an open area to attract birds and other garden wildlife.

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Thursday, October 17, 2019 Views: 2368


Wholesale News Blog

[Title] POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER IN SOUTH AFRICA

POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER IN SOUTH AFRICA (Euwallaceae whitfordiodendron): Nobody knows where this beetle comes from. It carries a fungus with it (Fusarium euwallaceae) that grows in the cambium and phloem layers of the tree. The cambium and phloem which carries nutrients from the roots to the leaves and vice versa, gets blocked with the fungus, and the tree dies

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Posted by Heather Balcomb on Friday, July 5, 2019 Views: 2580


[Title] The Shot Hole Borer Beetle Crisis

We are on the brink of an ecological disaster, all because of the Shot Hole Borer Beetle. Trees are dying and FABI has indicated that natural control is not in the pipeline at this point.

Judging by the numbers of dead trees killed by Shot Hole Borer Beetles in Johannesburg and Knysna, this could become one of South Africa’s worst ecological disasters.  While the beetles are primarily encountered in towns, there is a very real possibility, that they can spread out via tree corridors and start killing trees in the veld.  

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Posted by Mike Viviers on Friday, May 25, 2018 Views: 48889


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