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The origins of STARKE AYRES lie in the latter part of the 19th century, when the old Cape firms of Chas. Ayres and C.Starke & Co. were founded.

Charles Ayres, a trained nurseryman from England, established a nursery in Liesbeek Road, Rosebank in the late 1870’s. A seed and florist shop followed that was to continue for 45 years. In the 1890’s C.Starke & Co. was involved in the grain and produce business. Christopher Starke developed the agricultural seed side of the company’s activities, which was later to replace its grain and produce dealings.

Chas. Ayres and C.Starke & Co. merged in 1920, and from the Head Office at Mowbray, Cape Town, the company has grown and spread its influence far and wide in Southern Africa.

Starke Ayres continued to grow its vegetable seed business and in 1932 established a branch in Pretoria. In 1985 the company was taken over by Pannar Seed (Pty) Ltd, the largest private seed company in Africa. It developed its own vegetable breeding programme and ranks as a leading national and international supplier of vegetable seed varieties.

Starke Ayres served the public of Cape Town as a supplier of quality seed, trees, shrubs, pot plants, bulbs, fresh flowers and a variety of garden requisites through its retail outlets in Mowbray and Rosebank. The company was entrusted with the floral decorations for government, diplomatic and civil receptions, the Royal Family’s visit and the 21st birthday ball in honour of Princess Elizabeth, now Queen of England. Starke Ayres Garden Center has since established itself as a leading and respected retails outlet in Rosebank, Cape Town.

In April 2012 a second retail branch opened in West Coast Village Shopping Centre, Sandown Road, Sunningdale. Starke Ayres Garden Centre and Restaurant, West Coast Village, supplies the community of the West Coast with the same quality products and services.

Both branches are served by a team of knowledgeable horticulturists and offer a comprehensive range of decor and gardening products to the gardening and landscaping industry. A Word from the Office “We at Starke Ayres Garden Centre are proud to be of service to our community. Ours is a culture of uniformity, trust and loyalty.

“We appreciate your support and look forward to many more years of supplying you, our valued customer, with top quality products and service.” – Garden Centre Management

 

Restaurants

ROSEBANK RESTAURANT

Telephone: 021 686 6004

Trading Hours:
Monday to Saturday – 8.30am to 4:00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays – 9:00am to 4:00pm

WEST COAST VILLAGE SUNNINGDALE RESTAURANT

Telephone: 021 554 0535

Trading Hours:
Monday to Friday – 8am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 8.00am to 5.00pm
Sundays & Public Holidays – 9.00am to 4.00pm
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Combo offer available only at Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank for August, while stocks last.

INNOVATIVE GARDENING SOLUTIONS SINCE 1877

Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank
21 Liesbeek Parkway |Tel: 021 685 4120/1
Email: info@starkeayresgc.co.za
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Combo offer available only at Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank for August, while stocks last.

INNOVATIVE GARDENING SOLUTIONS SINCE 1877

Starke Ayres Garden Centre Rosebank
21 Liesbeek Parkway |Tel: 021 685 4120/1
Email: info@starkeayresgc.co.za

Starke Ayres Garden Centres are proud advocates of sustainable gardening / organic lifestyle / soil health and stockist of all Talborne fertilizers and liquid fertilizers.For 22 years we have been manufacturing and distributing the Vita range of certified organic fertilizers. Products that are tried, trusted, and loved by many. But, what is the story and value in our Vita range? Learn more about what makes our Vita products unique and incomparable: www.seedsforafrica.co.za/blogs/news/talking-talborne-the-value-in-vita

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Starke Ayres Garden Centres are proud advocates of sustainable gardening / organic lifestyle / soil health and stockist of all Talborne fertilizers and liquid fertilizers.

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