Fynbos Ecoscapes is the brainchild of world-renowned indigenous plant expert, Sean Privett, who has over 20 years of hands-on experience working in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Fynbos Ecoscapes was established in 1994 and provides impeccable service in the fields of fynbos conservation, indigenous landscaping, plant rehabilitation, fynbos plant supply as well as crucial training and development. Based on Witkrans Farm near Gansbaai, the company's main focus is providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ for botanical consulting, plant search and rescue, on-site plant selection and propagation, the supply of appropriate fynbos plants to new property developments, as well as offering private individuals and businesses expert landscaping and restoration services.
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Sean Privett is passionate about fynbos and has made it his mission to conserve and protect the Cape Floral Kingdom while sharing his vast knowledge with others. This drive has earned him a reputation both locally and internationally as a leader in plant focused conservation projects. After receiving his Master's Degree in Botany and Environmental Science from UCT, Sean became Conservation Manager at Grootbos Nature Reserve near Gansbaai and has helped initiate numerous projects together with Grootbos founder Michael Lutzeyer. The two have walked a long road together, with Sean being instrumental in establishing both the Green Futures Horticulture and life skills program and the Growing the Future organic farming projects at Grootbos. He also runs the nonprofit Grootbos Foundation.
Sean has received numerous conservation awards through the years, including a Whitley Award in London. He has assisted in the establishment of the flora display at the celebrated Eden Project in Cornwall (UK), played a pivotal role in establishing the 12 500 hectare Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and designed the Fynbos Sustainable Harvesting Program for the Flower Valley Conservation Trust.
The Fynbos Ecoscapes team are a small close-knit group led by Sean’s right-hand man, foreman and Green Futures college graduate, Khosi Maboka.