Visit our Farm

Flower Valley Farm is the showcase of fynbos care, shown through our fynbos-covered landscapes.

Sustainable Harvesting

Flower Valley promotes a fynbos-filled future, by facilitating sustainable harvesting of wild fynbos.

Early Learning Centre

Flower Valley Farm hosts an Early Learning Centre for children aged two to six.

Alien Clearing

Flower Valley coordinates a major invasive alien clearing project across the Agulhas Plain.

We work to secure our often-threatened fynbos landscapes, and protect those whose livelihoods depend on fynbos. Many fynbos species have already been lost, and more than 1000 are endangered.

Do you love fynbos?

Do you think it’s worth protecting?

Yes

You do love fynbos! And we’re glad you think it’s worth protecting.

We think so too!

Did you know we’re facing the sixth mass extinction of our natural world? We’re losing wildlife and plant species at a rate not known to man.

As humans, we’re simply using up or destroying the earth’s natural resources.

The Cape Floral Kingdom – and all its wildlife – is no exception.

As a non profit organisation – we’re worried. As humans who rely on nature, even more so.

How about you?

No

You don’t think fynbos is worth protecting?

Well, here are a couple of interesting stats.

Did you know we’re facing the sixth mass extinction of our natural world? We’re losing wildlife and plant species at a rate not known to man.

As humans, we’re simply using up or destroying the earth’s natural resources.

The Cape Floral Kingdom – and all its wildlife – is no exception.

As a non profit organisation – we’re worried. As humans who rely on nature, even more so.

So how about you?

Lend your voice to fynbos – and the wildlife that depends on it.




Fynbos is the main vegetation type of the Cape Floral Kingdom – one of only six floral kingdoms in the world, and it’s the smallest and richest of the kingdoms. About three quarters of fynbos species are endemic to their area – in other words, they grow nowhere else in the world.

Fynbos grows in nutrient-poor soil, thereby creating entire ecosystems where many other vegetation types would not survive. Fynbos provides life for many animal and bird species, like the beautiful Cape sugarbird, (which is endemic to fynbos regions), and many types of very threatened butterfly species. Fynbos plants, like other plants, mark the beginning of the life-providing oxygen cycle.

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We promote care for our fynbos landscapes

Fynbos faces so many threats. Like too-frequent fires, invasive plants, climate change and over-harvesting. So, to counter the threats to fynbos, we promote good fynbos landscape management. That means promoting the responsible picking of fynbos for the markets, keeping fynbos landscapes clear of invasive alien plants and encouraging environmental awareness as part of a holistic education – particularly for children prior to primary school.

We do this by working with land users, conservation authorities, government, and a host of other vital partners, in a number of programmes:

• The Sustainable Harvesting Programme – a programme based on science that helps harvesters pick fynbos responsibly, while encouraging informed buying of fynbos bouquets with retailers.

• The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) – a landscape initiative currently coordinated by Flower Valley Conservation Trust that operates across the Overberg.

• The ABI Alien Clearing Project – where we work with land users, land user groups and government to clear thousands of hectares of aliens, while facilitating hundreds of jobs.

• The Flower Valley Early Childhood Development Programme – supporting five early childhood development centres to provide the best possible education for 0 – 6 year olds, while reaching many families in the home-based care programme to support the needs of young children in rural or marginalised environments.

• The Flower Valley Early Learning Centre – serving 27 children in our Centre on Flower Valley Farm. Flower Valley Conservation Trust is based on Flower Valley Farm, near Gansbaai – a botanical treasure in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom in the Western Cape of South Africa. We’re a registered public benefit and non-profit organisation.

 

Flower Valley works to protect fynbos landscapes.
But what exactly is fynbos?

Fynbos (literally translated as fine-bush) is a beautiful shrubland type vegetation that is uniquely South African. Find out more.

Flower Valley Farm is situated near
the small town of Gansbaai.

Gansbaai is a quaint town which was found in the early 1880’s. Originally, Gansbaai was inhabited by fishermen. Find out more.

Be inspired to Protect Fynbos

Watch thousands of beautiful reasons to care for fynbos – and be inspired to protect it, thanks to this lovely imagery of fynbos, and those working in fynbos (captured by the wonderful Sledgehammer Studio team). Fynbos is unique – but it does need to be protected, and we can all help. Watch this message from Flower Valley Conservation Trust.