On a visit to San Francisco during the 1970s, a Johannesburg nurseryman, John Calder, noticed the innovative way in which hard materials were being used in the landscape. Among these were river pebbles. At that time the decorative use of pebbles in the South African landscape was restricted to that of “mulch” in large pots that people used on their patios. The pebbles used were invariably white – presumably because they looked attractive and had the added benefit of reflecting heat.
John returned home with the germ of an idea that finally flowered as “Pebbles for Africa” in 1981.
Where are we?
Pebbles for Africa is situated at 76a Clifford Avenue in Linbro Park, west of the N3 highway opposite Lombardy East. For more info on how to get there click here.
What do we do?
As the name suggests, Pebbles for Africa sources and supplies pebbles of all sizes and different colours to gardeners, nurseries and landscapers. For more on our services click here.