ShapeShifter

Meet Keith Kirsten, guru of gardening and world-renowned horticulturist

Gardening doesn’t have to be expensive.

Keith Kirsten

Keith Kirsten - South Africa’s most well-known gardener and world-acclaimed horticulturist – recently opened his new franchise concept, Keith Kirsten Garden Centre.

The centre is, according to Kirsten, built to inspire gardeners, young and old.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kirsten for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Keith Kirsten has informed, entertained and inspired gardening enthusiasts for more than 30 years.

In 1978 Keith Kirsten borrowed R17 000 and founded Keith Kirsten’s Nurseries and Garden Centres.

Keith Kirsten won the IMM Marketing Award of the Year (1989) and Prisa's coveted Communicator of the Year (1997).

In 1993 Keith Kirsten won gold at both the Stuttgart IGA show and the Chelsea Flower Show.

I am an outrageous Africa optimist! Let us roll up our sleeves…

Keith Kirsten

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I was on television for 30 years, nonstop!

Keith Kirsten

Gardening has evolved.

Keith Kirsten

It’s my first franchise. The Goodwin’s will run it.

Keith Kirsten

I still do many lectures at gardening clubs.

Keith Kirsten

Trees have gone out of fashion. But people with new gardens need trees.

Keith Kirsten

The philosophy at Waterfalls is to be indigenous.

Keith Kirsten

We sell only organic fertilizer.

Keith Kirsten

I’m not about to reinvent the wheel and go big.

Keith Kirsten

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