DECIDUUS & SANTIE
A Summer holiday to South Africa in 2017 to visit family and a conversation on a bench seat with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean is where it all started. And in May 2018 the dream of a combined Art & Plant space became a reality and Deciduus & Santie opened their doors in Tirau, now located on 23 Main Road.
Santie Cronje, a professional galleried artist known for her whimsical symbolic works and Shane Berger a professional Horticulturist are passionate about their respective fields and they work hard to keep the space looking fresh, lush and inspiring.
Santie works with a small group of wonderful New Zealand Artists and Makers to compliment her own collection, while Shane is in charge of all the indoor plant selections and their day to day care.
Showcasing and supporting New Zealand made Art and Decor is important to them. 'When you buy something beautiful and unique from our gallery, you can be assured that we closely work with each artist and we either meet them in person when they deliver their works or we deal with them in person if they live too far. It is important for us to have a great working relationship with our team of artists and nursery suppliers as we want it to be a joyful experience that can be passed over to our clients and visitors". Santie
When you visit the gallery, located in the old red cottage half way up the hill in Tirau, you will be greeted by either Shane or Santie. As small business owners they run the physical store as well as manage the online website that gets visitors from all over New Zealand.
"We ship many plants to both Islands and we love that our online community entrusts us with their plant as well as fine art purchases. It is always a buzz to sell New Zealand made goodness to a very supportive community, and we are thankful for it every day"