Take a walk down the garden path with DECO this month, as we uncover our top 12 specialist plant nurseries around South Africa. A favourite of ours that made the list is The Greenhouse at Montebello in Cape Town, a boutique organic nursery and landscaping service.


Forming a part of the historic Montebello estate and situated in one of the oldest glass greenhouse structures in the country, this nursery has a uniqueness and magical quality about it. Discover tropical and edible plants and herbs and among the flora, a treasure trove of small garden gifts and local crafts.

A family business, run by mother and daughter team Shirley and Kate Mason, The Greenhouse at Montebello Nursery has green fingers in their blood. Shirley inherited the knowledge of growing and nurturing from her mother, and passed her passion on to her daughter, Kate. After years of working in private landscaping in KwaZulu-Natal, Kate and Shirley took on the barren plot surrounding the historic Greenhouse and built it up to what it is today.

Go treasure hunting at The Greenhouse, check out the other studios and stores at Montebello and stop for coffee under the trees at The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant. Saturday morning P.O.A. Check.


31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town
Monday to Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-4pm
021 689 9598