About Our Nursery

In 2010 our family moved to Hout Bay after running a farming, forestry, and timber processing business in the Natal Midlands. On arriving we immediately fell in love with the Hout Bay valley environment and subsequently purchased a two-acre property in Valley Road.

Our dream to start a new and exciting enterprise in the western province had become a reality and the rampage was on. Besides all being engaged in full-time professions, we immediately embraced the dream of upgrading and beautifying the property, renovating and establishing B&B, and self-catering accommodation. This soon expanded into starting a plant nursery. Together Margie, my wife, architect and creative multipurpose designer, my son Ben, a civil water engineer, and myself are still in the game, embracing community-related projects and upgrading our property as we go.

Long History with a Bright Future

The name ‘Trees and Hedges Nursery’ is a long standing and well known Hout Bay name which was originally owned by Clive Ashburner and his family. After Clive moved to Pringle Bay we agreed to continue with his Trees and Hedges nursery legacy. With Clive’s guidance, advise and wealth of knowledge and experience he mentored the KZN farmer and forester in the finer aspects of running a nursery- thank you Clive! Our passion has now become helping transform open spaces and backyards into beautiful gardens.

Margie, Ben and my wonderful daughter in law, Steph’s entrepreneurial spirit soon overflowed and undeterred by the Covid pandemic challenges, started the ‘First Fruits Farmers Market, “open on first Saturdays of the month. This soon grew into a Saturday coffee shop, and then a dehli amongst other enterprises (…watch the space).

Get In Touch!

082 0805 801 (Tim)

084 406 4490 (Ben)