About GardenStuff

Humble Beginnings

Jenya, an avid gardener, moved in with Uli, an IT specialist in 2011. The soil in Uli’s garden was of poor quality for in-ground gardening, so Jenya decided to grow her favourite veggies and herbs in wooden planters instead. Their search for suitable planter boxes at Cape Town’s many garden centre’s turned out to be disappointing. The selection of plant boxes on offer was little and mostly of poor quality.

With Uli’s carpentry education from his private school days in Germany and Jenya’s experience and love for gardening, GardenStuff was born.

It wasn’t long and, to Uli’s horror, Jenya fancied having a few chickens for yummy eggs in their back yard. The search was on for ready-made chicken coops, and you guessed it!  Only flimsy imports from Asia were to be found.

The husband’s habitual German obsession for perfection once again came to the fore. Jenya’s new “Nkandla XL” chicken coop became the envy of many a visitor.

Here are some of the product lines GardenStuff has created over time:

  • Wooden Planters
  • Chicken Coops
  • DIY Greenhouses
  • Wicking (self-watering) Beds
  • Raised Bed Gardens
  • Shou-Sugi-Ban (ancient Japanese wood preservation technique) Herb and Veggie Boxes
  • Nesting Boxes
  • Modular Planter Systems
  • Garden Ornaments
  • Roof Top Gardens
  • Vertical Gardens
  • Owl Boxes
  • Rabbit Hutches
  • Luxury Dog Houses
  • Bee Hives
  • Insect Hotels
  • Bat Boxes
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Squirrel and Wild Bird Feeders
  • Feeding Stations
  • Outdoor Toys
  • Orchid Baskets and a lot more …

GardenStuff has also been honoured to receive 1st Prize awarded for the exhibitions at the 2014 and 2015 Cape Town Garden and Flower Shows hosted and judged by the Cape Horticultural Society.