Unati’s role: A makeover for our gardens

The gardens at Flower Valley’s former pre-school are about to receive a makeover.

The site will be used to bring pre-school children in touch with nature. And the job of transforming and maintaining the gardens falls to a new Flower Valley recruit, Unati Siyotula. 

Unati completed her National Diploma in Horticulture at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, in 2017. She completed in-service training at a nursery in George, and at the Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens. In 2017 she also received full-time employment at the Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens as a gardening assistant. Here she was responsible for maintenance, propagation and leading tours. 

Unati says she sees her new role at Flower Valley as a challenge, and as an opportunity to grow. “I came from a small garden, and when I drove into Flower Valley Farm, I thought: ‘Wow’.” 

We welcome Unati to the team – and look forward to seeing how the gardens are transformed.