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

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

Read More
Lebohang Khitsane makes cutting edge tombstones (fancy a QR code on yours?)

Lebohang Khitsane makes cutting edge tombstones (fancy a QR code on yours?)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews the CEO of Bataung Memorial Tombstones.

Meet David Higgs; famed Chef at Marble restaurant (NOT a steakhouse!)

Meet David Higgs; famed Chef at Marble restaurant (NOT a steakhouse!)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews “live-fire” restaurant Marble’s Chef David Higgs.

Meet Thebe Ikalafeng, named one of Africa’s 100 most influential people

Meet Thebe Ikalafeng, named one of Africa’s 100 most influential people

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Brand Africa’s Ikalafeng for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Meet Herschel Jawitz of Jawitz Properties (founded on this day in 1969)

Meet Herschel Jawitz of Jawitz Properties (founded on this day in 1969)

Ray White interviews Jawitz Properties CEO Herschel Jawitz for The Money Show’s weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Looking for a dev job? Need a developer? OfferZen brings you together!

Looking for a dev job? Need a developer? OfferZen brings you together!

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews OfferZen cofounder Malan Joubert.

Meet award-winning marketing guru (of 25 years!) Groovin Nchabeleng

Meet award-winning marketing guru (of 25 years!) Groovin Nchabeleng

Nchabeleng is the Executive Chair of black-owned Blueprint Group and former CEO of MMS Group, a division of Publicis Worldwide.

Popular articles
Buy Bitcoin, get rich? Here’s whether you’re missing out on a goldmine…

Buy Bitcoin, get rich? Here’s whether you’re missing out on a goldmine…

The Money Show Bruce Whitfield interviews famed tech commentator Simon Dingle.

Spur CEO opens up about his letter to majority-Afrikaner union Solidarity

Spur CEO opens up about his letter to majority-Afrikaner union Solidarity

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Spur CEO Pierre van Tonder.

Martin van Breda caught off guard by his attacker, suggests pathologist

Martin van Breda caught off guard by his attacker, suggests pathologist

A pathologist says Henri van Breda's father had no defensive injuries and the blow that killed him most likely came from behind.

Traffic officials take action against unruly taxis

Traffic officials take action against unruly taxis

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to director Roberts about the three day operation focusing on taxis disrupting traffic flow.

Cape Town's water crisis gets global attention

Cape Town's water crisis gets global attention

CNN meteorologist Derek van Dam recently covered the severity of the water shortage in the Western Cape.

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

5 most important years in anyone’s life (when it comes to investing)

How old are you? Financial advisor Warren Ingram discusses the five most important ages in anyone’s investment career.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.