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Returns and Refunds Policy

Return & Refund Policy

  • Thank you for supporting Garden Mecca, we appreciate your support!
  • If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.


  • You have 30 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.
  • To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.
  • Your item must be in its original packaging.
  • You’ll need to provide a proof of purchase.


  • Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned item. We will then notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item.
  • If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment).
  • You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer’s policies.


  • You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are nonrefundable.
  • If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

If you have any questions on how to return your item to us, please contact us on us on 012 651 2538 / 061 543 5320 or e-mail

Terms and Conditions

  1. This website is and is owned and operated by Garden Mecca (Sole Trader)
  2. By using the Website you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  3. The Website Terms and Conditions govern the entire ordering, sale, delivery exchange and refunds of goods and the use of the Website.
  4. Garden Mecca provides this Site and related services subject to terms and conditions of use. By accessing, browsing or using this Site you agree to follow and be bound by these Site Terms and Conditions and all applicable law. By visiting and/or purchasing from our site you agree to accept the terms stipulated. The goods for sale on may be different from our retail stores. The price for the same goods in store or at expo’s versus the price on the website might differ.
  5. Garden Mecca permits the use of this Website subject to the Terms and Conditions. By using this Website you shall be deemed to have accepted all the Terms and Conditions unconditionally.
  6. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site. 


  • By using the Website you warrant that you are 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and of full legal capacity. If you are under the age of 18 (eighteen) or if you are not legally permitted to enter into a binding agreement, then you may use the Website only with the involvement and supervision of your parent or legal guardian.
  • You agree that you will not in any way use any device, software or other instrument to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website. In addition, you agree that you will not in any way use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, distribute or modify the Website or the information contained herein.
  • You may not use the Website to distribute material which is defamatory, offensive, contains or amounts to hate speech or is otherwise unlawful.
  1. “Goods” means those products made available by Garden Mecca that you wish to purchase, as indicated in Your Order.
  2. Sales and availability of stock
    1. Users may place orders which Garden Mecca may accept or reject. Whether or not Garden Mecca accepts an order depends on the availability of Goods, correctness of the information relating to the Goods (including without limitation the price) and receipt of payment or payment authorization by Garden Mecca for the Goods.

Garden Mecca will indicate the acceptance of your order by delivering the Goods to you or allowing you to collect them, and only at that point will an agreement of sale between you and Garden Mecca. This is regardless of any communication from Garden Mecca that your order or payment has been confirmed. Garden Mecca will indicate the rejection of your order by canceling it and, as soon as possible thereafter, refunding you for any amount already paid.

  1. Placing Goods in a wishlist or shopping basket without completing the purchase cycle does not constitute an order for such Goods, and as such, Goods may be removed from the shopping basket if stock is no longer available or the price thereof might change without notice to you. You cannot hold Garden Mecca liable if such Goods are not available or are not available at the particular price when you complete or attempt to complete the purchase cycle at a later stage.
  2. We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor’s display of any color will be accurate.
  3. We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected. 

You acknowledge that stock of all Goods on offer is limited and that pricing may change at any time without notice to you. In the case of Goods for sale, Garden Mecca will take all reasonable efforts to monitor stock levels and ensure that when stock is no longer available, that offers thereof are discontinued on the Website. However, we cannot guarantee the availability of stock. When Goods are no longer available after you have placed an order, Garden Mecca will notify you and you will be entitled to a refund of any amount already paid by you for such Goods. We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time. We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. 


We are committed to providing secure online payment facilities. All transactions are encrypted using appropriate encryption technology.

Garden Mecca offers Payfast as secure online payment. Payment can also be made for Goods via -debit card;credit card: where payment is made by credit card, we may require additional information in order to authorize and/or verify the validity of payment;direct bank deposit or electronic funds transfer, Instant EFT; Once you have selected your payment method you will be directed to a link to a secure site for payment of the applicable purchase price for the Goods.

 Gift Vouchers & Coupons

  1. Garden Mecca may from time to time make physical or electronic gift vouchers (“Gift Vouchers”) and promotional coupons or discounts (“Coupons”) available for use on the Website towards the purchase of our Goods. Gift Vouchers and Coupons can only be redeemed while they are valid, and their expiry dates cannot be extended.

The use of the Website is entirely at your own risk and you assume full responsibility for any risk or loss resulting from use of the Website or reliance on any information on the Website.

  1. Whilst Garden Mecca takes reasonable measures to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate and complete, Garden Mecca makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, as to the quality, timeliness, operation, integrity, availability or functionality of the Website or as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information on the Website.
  2. Garden Mecca disclaims liability for any damage, loss or expenses, whether direct, indirect or consequential in nature, arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website and/or any content therein unless otherwise provided by law.
  3. Although Goods sold from the Website may, under certain specifically defined circumstances, be under warranty, the Website itself and all information provided on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, completeness, or non-infringement, as may be allowed in law.

In addition to the disclaimers contained elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions, Garden Mecca also makes no warranty or representation, whether express or implied, that the information or files available on the Website are free of viruses, spyware, malware, trojans, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, destroy, compromise, disrupt, disable, harm, jeopardise or otherwise impede in any manner the operation, stability, security functionality or content of your computer system, computer network, hardware or software in any way. You accept all risk associated with the existence of such viruses, destructive materials or any other data or code which is able to corrupt, compromise, jeopardize, disrupt, disable, harm or otherwise impede in any manner the operation or content of a computer system, computer network, any handset or mobile device, or your hardware or software, save where such risks arise due to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Sunglasses4U, its employees, agents or authorised representatives. Garden Mecca thus disclaims all liability for any damage, loss or liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or in connection with your access to or use of the Website.

Linking to third party websites

  1. This Website may contain links or references to other websites (“Third Party Websites”) that are outside of our control, including those of advertisers. These Terms and Conditions do not apply to those Third Party Websites and Garden Mecca is not responsible for the practices and/or privacy policies of those Third Party Websites or the “cookies” that those sites may use.
  2. Notwithstanding the fact that the Website may refer to or provide links to Third Party Websites, your use of such Third Party Websites is entirely at your own risk and we are not responsible for any loss, expense, claim or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, arising from your use of such Third Party Websites or your reliance on any information contained therein.
  3. Limitation of liability
    1. Garden Mecca cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information published on the Website and/or any incorrect prices displayed on the Website, save where such liability arises from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Garden Mecca, its employees, agents or authorized representatives.

Governing law and jurisdiction 

  1. These Terms and Conditions and our relationship and/or any dispute arising from or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Your continued use of the Website will constitute your consent and submission to the jurisdiction of the South African courts regarding all proceedings, transactions, applications or the like instituted by either party against the other, arising from any of these Terms and Conditions.

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and will take reasonable measures to protect it, as more fully detailed below.

Should you decide to register as a user on the Website, we may require you to provide us with personal information which includes but is not limited to –

  • your name and surname;
  • your email address;
  • your physical address;
  • your gender;
  • your mobile number; and
  • your date of birth.

Should your personal information change, please inform us and provide us with updates to your personal information as soon as reasonably possible to enable us to update your personal information.

You may choose to provide additional personal information to us, in which event you agree to provide accurate and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything.

# We will not, without your express consent:

  • use your personal information for any purpose other than as set out below: in relation to the ordering, sale, and delivery of Goods;
  • to contact you regarding current or new Goods or services or any other goods offered by us or any of our divisions, affiliates and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us);
  • to inform you of new features, special offers and promotional competitions offered by us or any of our divisions, affiliates and/or partners (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us); and
  • to improve our product selection and your experience on our Website by, for example, monitoring your browsing habits or tracking your sales on the Website; or
  • disclose your personal information to any third party other than as set out below:
  • to our employees and/or third party service providers who assist us to interact with you via our Website, email or any other method, for the ordering of Goods or when delivering Goods to you, and thus need to know your personal information in order to assist us to communicate with you properly and efficiently;
      1. to our divisions, affiliates and/or partners (including their employees and/or third party service providers) in order for them to interact directly with you via email or any other method for purposes of sending you marketing material regarding any current or new goods or services, new features, special offers or promotional items offered by them (unless you have opted out from receiving marketing material from us);
      2. to law enforcement, government officials, fraud detection agencies or other third parties when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report or support the investigation into suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of these Terms and Conditions;
      3. to our service providers (under contract with us) who help with parts of our business operations (fraud prevention, marketing, technology services etc). However, our contracts dictate that these service providers may only use your information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit;
      4. to our suppliers in order for them to liaise directly with you regarding any faulty Goods you have purchased which requires their involvement; and
      5. to any Third Party Seller for purposes of sending you an invoice for any Goods purchased from such Third Party Seller, which disclosed information will be limited to your email address (refer to clause 14 above).
  2. We are entitled to use or disclose your personal information if such use or disclosure is required in order to comply with any applicable law, subpoena, order of court or legal process served on us, or to protect and defend our rights or property. In the event of a fraudulent online payment, Garden Mecca is entitled to disclose relevant personal information for criminal investigation purposes or in line with any other legal obligation for disclosure of the personal information which may be required of it.
  3. Ratings and Reviews: When you provide a rating or review of a Product, you consent to us using that rating or review as we deem fit, including without limitation on the Website, in newsletters or other marketing material. The name that will appear next to that rating or review is your First Name, as you would have provided upon registration. If you do not agree to this, please do not put any ratings or reviews on the Website. We will not display your Last Name, nor any of your contact details, with a rating or review.
  4. We will treat your personal information as strictly confidential, save where we are entitled to share it as set out in this policy.
  5. Provide you with access to your personal information to view and/or update personal details.
  6. Upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your personal information in our possession or control, save for that which we are legally obliged to retain.
  • Whilst we will do all things reasonably necessary to protect your rights of privacy, we cannot guarantee or accept any liability whatsoever for unauthorized or unlawful disclosures of your personal information, whilst in our possession, made by third parties who are not subject to our control, unless such disclosure is as a result of our gross negligence.
  • This website makes use of “cookies” to automatically collect information and data through the standard operation of the Internet servers. “Cookies” are small text files a website can use (and which we may use) to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of a website and allow a website to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow the website operator to improve the functionality of the website and its content, and to display more focused advertising to a user by way of third party tools. The type of information collected by cookies is not used to personally identify you. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allow you to deny or accept the cookie feature. Please note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features available on our Website, and thus if you disable the cookies on your browser you may not be able to use those features, and your access to our Website will, therefore, be limited. If you do not disable “cookies”, you are deemed to consent to our use of any personal information collected using those cookies, subject to the provisions of this clause

What to plant in the shade

There are three different types of shade, semi-shade or part sun, dappled shade through trees and full shade. Another important factor to consider, is whether it is dry or wet shade.

Plants for dry shade, Indigenous:
*Clivia miniata or Bush Lily, is a rhizomatic plant with strappy dark green foliage and heads of bright orange or red trumpet flowers. (Available in yellow and other colours as well)
*Dietes grandiflora and Dietes bicolor, commonly known as Wild Iris, have long thin strappy leaves and masses of iris flowers making quite a show.
*Hypoestes aristata or Ribbon bush, which were mentioned in last months article as butterfly attracting plants can also be grown in shade.

*Draceana alectriformis is a form plant with a crown of long dark green leaves on top of cane growth. The long spike of masses of small scented flowers attract butterflies and bees, and are full of activity.
*Crassula multicava or Fairy Crassula is a lovely succulent groundcover with masses of small pinky white flowers on spindly stems.

Plants for wet shade, Indigenous:
*Makaya bella or River bells is a medium size shrub, with lush green foliage and masses of white bell flowers, attracting butterflies.
*Zantedeschia aethiopica or Arum lily’s are also great for wet shade, with their large lush green foliage and large spathe like flowers, which make good cut flowers.
*Chlorophytum comosum, commonly known as Hen & Chicken’s can also be used for wet shade. There are many different varieties, all easy to grow.

Plectranthus is a genus of indigenous shrubs, perennials and groundcovers with masses of spur like spike flowers. Popular and readily available varieties are ‘Mona Lavander’, angel wings, ecklonii, fruticosus, ciliatus and verticillatus. All of these attract a lot of butterflies. These can handle wet or dry areas and any type of shade.

Plants for dry shade, Exotic:
*Aspidistra elatior or the Cast Iron plant is perfect for dry shade and can handle all forms of neglect and harsh conditions. Comes in plain green and variegated forms and is used for the floristry business.
*Philodendron xanadu or Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’ are foliage plants for shade and are hardy. They can also be grown indoors.
*Hedera helix or English Ivy and Vinca major or Periwinkle are good groundcovers for shade.
*Begonias work well for colour in shade. There is the perennial Begonia ‘Dragon Wings’ and the annual ones in trays.
*Bromeliads are also good for shade.

Plants for wet shade, Exotic:
*Cyathea brownea or the common Tree Fern, thrives in wet shady conditions.
*Asplenium nidus or Birds Nest fern is another winner for shady wet spots. The long bright green shiny leaves create a lush tropics effect.
*Spathiphyllum commutatum and Spathiphyllum sensation are both types of Peace lily’s and can both be used for indoors and outdoors. Flower profusely with white spathes.
*Anthurium andreanum’s come in a variety of colours and forms and can be grown indoors and outdoors. They create masses of spathes on and off through the year.
*Ferns also flourish in wet shady conditions.

People always tell me that there is nothing to plant in shady areas, and that shady areas are ugly. Never again do I want to hear this. A shady area is challenging yes, but never impossible to recreate into a masterpiece. Have fun creating your shady haven!

Happy Gardening!

Lay Buy


If you cannot afford to buy goods for cash, you may be able to buy them on ‘lay-by’.

At Garden Mecca Nursery and Garden Decor Centre we realised the need to offer clients this buying option.

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