About Us

Julie Oertel

My love of fynbos and proteas started when I attended the Kirstenbosch Garden Sale to buy plants for our garden in Hout Bay.  It was then that I recognized the protea seedlings growing wild in our garden for what they were. 

Since then I have given up my profession as a pharmacist in order to sell protea seeds to fynbos and exotic plant enthusiasts around the world.  When I am not packing protea starter packs or fulfilling seed orders, I love to garden.  I am growing various proteas from seed in pots, and our front garden is all indigenous fynbos.

I have recently taken up painting (oil and watercolour) and love painting pictures of fynbos flowers. Expect some of my work to appear on this site in due course.