Herbivore Garden Centre is a Plant Nursery and Garden Centre that specialises in Herbs, Vegetable & Fruit Seedlings, Exotic Indoor Plants, Cacti’s, Succulents and other Gardening Accessories.

Our founder, Suraj Shah, started this project from his family home in Thika (Kenya) where he grew up surrounded by a family who were passionate about farming and gardening. With the green fingers passed down through generations, Suraj is a Permaculture Design Consultant and a passionate herb (amongst many other vegetables and fruits) gardener having grown herbs for over 10 years both commercially and for domestic use. 

In 2019, he decided to extend his knowledge and create Herbivore Garden Centre, in Gigiri, Nairobi to help the community build low-maintenance and re-generative gardens that are sustaining and nourishing for people and our planet. We provide the necessary knowledge and tools to encourage people to grow more food at home.

Herbivore Garden Centre Designs, Installs and Maintains Regenerative gardens (both private and commercial), using Permaculture Design Strategies which transform any garden or property into a thriving, easily manageable systems of bio diverse, interconnected eco system full of plants, beneficial creatures and landscape features. These include but are not limited to Edible Kitchen Gardens, Mandala Gardens, Food Forests, Drought tolerant gardens  and Cottage Gardens.

 Permaculture is a design process to meet human needs while increasing ecosystem health. So, being a Permaculture nursery and landscaper, we are designing our lives, gardens and businesses with nature rather than against it.

Our belief is that a garden should do more than look neat and pretty. It should be low maintenance, stable, diverse and healthy just like a natural ecosystem.

Herbivore Garden Centre is open 24 hours a day for online orders, and our Garden Centre in Gigiri Lane is open on the following days:

MONDAY – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

TUESDAY – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WEDNESDAY – 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

THURSDAY 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SUNDAY 10.00 AM - 1.00 PM



Visit Herbivore Garden Centre on Gigiri Lane, Gigiri, Nairobi.

Directions to Herbivore Garden Centre - https://goo.gl/maps/BEHqZEQN7Ct3TSma6


Suraj Shah is a full time member of the following organisations:


Kenya Horticultural Society - Nairobi, Thika & Nakuru Districts


Herb Society Of America