For the Love of it

'Deciduus & Santie' are the combined efforts of an Artist & Horticulturist

Established in 2018

Shane Berger and Santie Cronje opened Deciduus & Santie in May of 2018. Santie a professional galleried artist, originally from South Africa, has been involved in the Arts for most of her life. New Zealand has been home since 1999. Santie manages the Fine Art & Online side of the business when she is not in her Studio painting. 

Shane Berger is a born and bred Kiwi who grew up on a farm just outside Tirau. A professional Horticulturist, Shane worked in nurseries arounf New Zealand and Overseas from the UK to Holland and Australia. He manages the plant side of the business, from Wholesale to the day to day care and wellbeing of their Indoor Plant collection. 

"We love what we do and we take the utmost care in curating our space for our visitors both Instore and Online. We are passionate about supporting and showcasing only New Zealand made and we appreciate that our clients are constantly commenting on the beautiful selection of high quality products offered at affordable prices".

We hope to see you someday soon when all of New Zealand can travel again.

Santie & Shane 

Santie Cronje

Visual Artist & Gallerist


Originally from South Africa, Santie has been calling New Zealand home since 1999. Art and creativity has been around me for as long as I can remember. From the paintings in my parents’ house, to my early years of making art at school.

My interest in art has guided me on an interesting creative journey, from the first drawings I were proud of in Biology, to fulfilling a dream of becoming a full time artist and eventually the owner of a beautiful Concept Gallery and Plant Boutique along with my partner Shane.

To view more of my work please visit my personal website.


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