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CPS Seedlings

About Us

The late Mark Chaning-Pearce started CPS SEEDLINGS in 1985 at Cato Ridge. It then moved to its present location in 1988. Mark’s son Julian joined the business in 1992 and Adrian in 1998. So what started as a small one-man business is now one of the largest and fastest growing commercial nurseries in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The family business's main objective was to provide a personal service to customers related to their name of CPS; Care, Price, Standards.

Current Objectives
As the business has grown, non family members have been brought in, but the CPS objectives still stand. We care about our customers, we keep a competitive price structure and we continually look at standards.

We Are:

  • Market Leaders in the production of quality vegetable and timber seedlings to the commercial farmers throughout Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Users of a tried and tested growing medium personally developed over the past 25 years

  • Suppliers of vermiculite and growing medium to other major nurseries


ISO 9001:2015

CPS Seedlings has been ISO Certified since 2002. We were the first privately owned nursery in South Africa to achieve this Certification.


Seedling Growers Association of Southern Africa

We conform to the SGASA Certification Standards. This is a South African Industry Certification which is still amongst the best in the world.



Quality Policy Statement

The Directors, Staff and Employees of CPS SEEDLINGS are dedicated to ongoing provision of product and service that consistently exceeds CUSTOMER requirements and expectations.

We are therefore totally committed to the implementation, maintenance and continual improvement of a Quality Management System that conforms to the ISO9001: 2015 Code of Practice. In addition SGASA (Seedling Growers Association of SA) accreditation is maintained to the highest industry standards.

The aim of the implemented Quality Management System is to achieve continual improvement regarding service levels, quality of product and productivity.

As a company we are also committed to satisfy all applicable business, legal and regulatory requirements as well as applicable contractual obligations.

Provision will be made during annual Management Review for review and establishment of measurable Quality Objectives.

Achievement of these Quality Objectives will be monitored and continually improved on.