DECIDUUS & SANTIE
When two worlds collide
After many conversations on how to combine her Art studio with his Plant studio, the concept of a combined space took form and Deciduus, (nowadays known as Deciduus & Santie) opened it's doors on 5 May 2018.
Waikato artist Santie Cronje, known for her whimsical narrative paintings and Horticulture partner Shane Berger have combined their passions; art, plants and New Zealand made. The Gallery, now located in the old Christmas Heirloom shop in Tirau, is an extention of Santie's art studio that she shares with an invited small group of artists and makers.
Shane an experienced Horticulturist, has worked in the industry around the world and enjoys the challenges of finding plants that are sought after, yet easy to care for. Working with mostly local growers, Shane is able to hand pick the plants, ensuring they are in great condition.
Selling unique products and giftware at affordable prices are what customers keep coming back for, combined with Santie and Shane's wealth of knowledge in their respective fields.