About Us

The Green Zone was established in 2004 .We offer specialized horticultural maintenance, commercial, industrial and domestic landscape design and installation, irrigation, weed control, clearing and many additional functions.

The Green Zone is constantly growing as a company, with a professional approach and a satisfied client base. We tailor unique solutions for each client and manage every project right to the very end.

At The Green Zone, we see the value in developing ongoing relationships with our clients. Our aim is to continually evolve, finding new solutions for old challenges and remaining at the forefront of the outdoor garden experience. We offer extremely competitive rates and take great care to fit our client’s budget.

We strive for excellence and treat every job with professionalism and integrity. A great garden adds value to a property, and our job is to make the outdoors “in”.

Our Mission

The environment is our workspace and we treat it with the utmost respect, particularly with regards to:

– finding water wise solutions
– conserving our precious resources
– promoting indigenous plant solutions
– sourcing the latest environmentally friendly products on the market

Meet the Team

Van der Spuy Burger – Administration, Financial management
Van der Spuy is the business brain, with a National Diploma in Small Business Management and many years of experience in related fields.

Stephen Hetherington – Sales consultant, Landscape design, Quality control
Stephen is the garden guru. He has a National Diploma in Landscape Technology and many years of experience, both nationally and internationally (including 2.5 years in London).

Charl van der Westhuizen – Operations manager, Horticulturist, Safety officer
Charl obtained his national diploma in Horticulture (1999). He worked in the UK for a year gaining valuable experience in horticultural maintenance and soft landscaping. Charl is responsible for all commercial and industrial contracts and projects.

Leigh Smith – Landscape Manager, Irrigation installations
Leigh has recently joined our team. He has a National Diploma in Landscape Technology with years experience in the landscaping industry. He is responsible for the smooth roll out of our landscaping and irrigation projects.

Edgar(Eddie) George De Kock – Maintenance manager, Horticulturist
Eddie is our farmer from up North. Having worked abroad in the UK he has gained extensive knowledge in plant propagation and pest control. He is the man that insures that all our maintenance gardens reach their full potential.

Mphumzi Mlonyeni – Site Supervisor
Mphumzi has been with the Green Zone since its inception. Mpumzi is responsible for our industrial maintenance contract with Chevron Refinery. He also obtained his Level 1 Landscaping Construction Certificate.

Christine Mclean – Buyer & Administrator
Christine is in charge of scheduling, orders and buying. She manages the office with a friendly smile, and makes sure all operations runs smoothly. Christine has extensive experience in the retail industry, and has a passion for good client service.

Our team of Landscape Gardeners have different levels of experience. We do regular in-house training in horticultural maintenance, herbicide & pesticide application, garden construction, soil preparation and other related subjects.