GREEN FUTURES Horticultural & Lifeskills College

By: Green Futures  11-11-2011
Keywords: Gardens, Plants, indigenous plants


Indigenous Landscaping
Green Futures strives to promote the local awareness of this unique region by encouraging the use of appropriate indigenous plants in private and commercial landscaping projects throughout the south western Cape region of South Africa. Throughout their year's training, we provide our students with opportunities to develop practical landscaping skills through ‘on the job’ training. All our projects use a team of trainee gardeners under the leadership of an experienced Green Futures fynbos expert. We are committed to conservation and the restoration of indigenous flora and fauna to disturbed sites. We see our landscaping projects as opportunities to train our students, develop ecologically appropriate fynbos gardens and at the same time inform and encourage South Africans to take pride and interest in their natural heritage.

Our speciality
Green futures specialises in indigenous water-wise gardening for winter-rainfall regions (south western Cape Province of South Africa). We develop water-wise gardens that are lush and colorful throughout the year and use minimal water. We have access to hundreds of beautiful low water-use plants that fulfill all gardening requirements. We have extensive ecological expertise as to the natural distribution and growth requirements of the Cape Flora. Green Futures gardens are not just about the plants, but also the creation of a habitat that attracts a variety of indigenous birds and animals back into the garden.

We will replace, free of charge, any plant that we have suggested that dies for reasons other than lack of watering.

Our Nursery
We have developed a select range of indigenous trees, shrubs, bulbs and groundcovers for water wise fynbos gardens. We provide information on the best sites for each species, their preferred growth mediums and how to care for them once planted. Our nursery has specialized in propagating plants for coastal and windy lowland fynbos gardens.

Our plants went on sale in March 2004 in time for the winter planting season.

Keywords: Commercial Landscaping, Commercial Landscaping Projects, Gardens, indigenous plants, Landscaping Projects, Plants,