Every year Gariep Plants hosts an Expo at the nursery in Pretoria. During the months of June, July and August the nursery garden is a feast of colours when hundreds of aloes are in flower. In addition a large number of aloe species as well as cultivars are available at the nursery. The species include both rare collectors items as well as species suitable for the garden, many of them flowering size already. The cultivars, which are hybrids bred and selected for the quality of their flowers, including colour, flower size and length of flowering period. Many of the cultivars are sold in flower.
Visitors are invited to come and enjoy the display of colour, the sunbirds and the nice sunny winter days.
This year the ALOEXPO starts on 3 June and will run till the end of August.
During the weekend of 3 and 4 June the nursery is having a special event. On these days the nursery is open from 09:00 to 15:00. Amongst other coffee, tea, pancakes and boerewors rolls are offered for sale. There are a number of other tables with items such as books as well as mineral crystals and stones.
After a very successful event on the weekend of 3 and 4 June to kick off the Expo, special weekends will be repeated on:
- 8 and 9 July
- 22 and 23 July
- 19 and 20 August
On these weekends the nursery is open from 09:00 to 15:00 on the Saturday and 09:00 to 14:00 on the Sunday. Amongst other coffee, tea, pancakes and boerewors rolls are offered for sale. There are a number of other tables with items such as books as well as mineral crystals and stones and plants like orchids, ferns and bromeliads. Back issues of the journal ALOE will be available for free.