A visit to Montana Garden and Pet is most certainly something you won’t forget.


As you enter, you’ll find our notorious Caiman Crocodiles basking in the Lowveld sun and showing off its gorgeous colouring.


Montana is known to always be very bright and colourful no matter what the season, and we pride ourselves in this!


Our seedling tables are always chock-a-block and ready for you to take a tray or three for that instant colour in your garden!

Our Plant Pallets and tables are all made from Recycled Plastic to be more environmentally friendly.


As you wander through the Garden Centre you are treated with little corners or displays with a statue or fun ornament and lots of beautiful hanging baskets. 


We like to entice you to not just have plants, but show you all the extra’s your garden can be enhanced with! We have a fun kiddies' area where the kids can frolic. Furthermore, we have some magnificent resident pythons and 2 Caiman Crocodiles on display in their own spacious built-in homes spaced in between the plants and features.


Montana was started by the Ross family in the Mid 80s, and Diane Ross was a founder member of the Garden Pavilion Group. Henk van Staden bought Montana in November 2016 and has transformed it into the beautiful Garden and Pet Pavilion that it is today.  


A top class Pet Shop was built on, and anyone visiting Montana agrees, it’s a place to quench the soul!  The setting on the Gladdespruit River adds to the ambience and feeling that you’re in another world, albeit we’re only 3km from the N4 highway!


As our slogan says–

Our Hearts are set on Plants and Pets!


Operating Hours


Monday         08:00 - 16:00

Tuesday         08:00 - 16:00

Wednesday   08:00 - 16:00

Thursday       08:00 - 16:00

Friday            08:00 - 16:00

Saturday       08:00 - 16:00

Sunday         08:00 - 15:00

Montana Garden and Pet, situated on the Kaapsche Hoop Road in Nelspruit, is not just your normal nursery but a top-class garden centre that strives to be a one-stop centre for all gardening, pet and lifestyle needs.


Added to our business principles is the great need to treat the environment with care and to make sure that this policy of caring and “greening” is mirrored in all our day-to-day activities.


  •  Loyal staff, the majority of them been at Montana for many years.

  •  Regular Promotions

  • Guaranteed Quality Plants

  • Pet Shop

  • Kid friendly

  • Deliveries

  • Great advice

  • Loyalty/Rewards Program

  • Gift Vouchers

  • Tea Garden


Montana Garden and Pet in Nelspruit is rated as a top Garden Centre in Mpumalanga, while also rated as one of the top Garden Centres in South Africa, and has won numerous awards.


Our objective is to be the leading Garden Centre in the Lowveld, by always offering the highest quality products and maintaining our customer service standards.

We believe in honesty, integrity, quality, value and service. These elements form the basis of our business and are not negotiable.

Located in the eastern region of South Africa, Nelspruit is known for its subtropical climate and fertile soil, making it a great place for gardening. However, it is important to consider the specific conditions of the region when caring for your garden.

One of the most important aspects of garden care in Nelspruit is choosing the right plants.


The subtropical climate allows for a wide variety of plants to thrive, including fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers. However, it is important to consider the amount of sunlight and water that your garden receives, as well as the soil type and pH. Some plants that are well-suited to the region include citrus trees, tomatoes, and marigolds.


Preparing the soil is also essential for the success of your garden. In Nelspruit, the soil is generally fertile and well-draining, but it may be necessary to add compost or fertilizers to ensure that your plants have the nutrients they need to grow. It is also important to remove any weeds or debris from the area before planting.


Watering is an important aspect of garden care, especially in Nelspruit, where the climate is hot and dry for much of the year. Be sure to research the specific watering requirements of your plants, and try to water deeply and less frequently rather than shallow and more often. This will help to prevent root rot and promote healthy growth.


Fertilizing your plants is also important for their health and growth. There are many different types of fertilizers available, including organic and chemical options. Choose a fertilizer that is appropriate for the specific needs of your plants, and follow the recommended application instructions.


As with any garden, it is common to encounter problems such as pests, diseases, and weeds. To address pests, try using natural remedies such as insecticidal soap or releasing beneficial insects into your garden. For diseases, remove and destroy any infected plants to prevent the spread of the disease. Weeds can be controlled through the use of herbicides or by hand-pulling them.


In addition to the above tasks, there are a few other general care practices that will help to keep your garden healthy in Nelspruit. Pruning, or removing dead or damaged branches and stems, can help to promote healthy growth. Mulching is also helpful, as it helps to retain moisture in the soil and suppress weeds.


Overall, garden care in Nelspruit requires a bit of knowledge and effort, but with the right plants, soil preparation, watering, and fertilization, you can create and maintain a beautiful and healthy garden in this subtropical region.

We receive new stock weekly and pride ourselves in our wide selection of plants that are suitable for our gorgeous Lowveld climate.


Montana stocks an incredible array of plants including succulents, ground-covers, trees, roses, seedlings, creepers, shrubs, perennials, bonsai, edibles, and herbs.


The choice of hardware in the form of pots, pavers, water features, trellises, and statues are wide and forever changing and there’s something for everyone’s taste and fancy. We also stock a selection of gardening tools.


Plant Health is an important aspect too, and our staff are trained to know what to offer our clients to combat their particular problem or need at various times of the year.


We strongly encourage and advise indigenous and water-wise gardening, and we have a superb selection of these plants available throughout the year.


Indoor Plants, whether used to benefit from their “air cleaning” properties or just for decoration, can also be found in our Indoor Section at Montana.


Last but not least is our range of seeds, which enable people to experience the joy of watching their plants grow into something beautiful from just a little seed!

Our hearts are truly set on Pets at Montana! Our staff are all exceptionally passionate about any animal and their wellbeing! We offer a great selection of high quality pets and pet related products at the best possible prices.


Some of the animals we keep in stock are snakes, freshwater fish, KOI, spiders, geckos, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds and rabbits.


We sell a variety of pet food products including cat, dog, bird, fish and reptile food. We do not support any illegal pet trading and only keep quality captive bred animals. Furthermore, we do not sell dogs, puppies, cats and kittens!


We support the SPCA and organisations such as Pro-Life and encourage our clients to adopt their dogs and cats wherever possible!


We sell a wide range of pet accessories for dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles and most other pets. We also stock a wide range of equipment like filters, pumps, light fittings, heaters fish tanks, fishbowls, aquarium plants and many more.


We are proud to announce that we are a member of SAPTA (South African Pets Traders Association)


At Montana Garden Pavilion, our indoor section is a treasure trove for those looking to enhance the charm of their living spaces with an incredible variety of décor items to give your home that wow factor!


As a premier garden centre and pet store, we take pride in offering unique and stylish pieces that cater to all aesthetics. Our customers are delighted by our ever-changing gift selection, which is updated regularly to ensure you can find the perfect item for any occasion.


With options for every budget and taste, our collection is designed to impress and inspire.


Come explore the delightful finds at Montana Garden Pavilion, where beauty meets quality in every corner.

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