Cape Flora Estate is the home of a large variety of South African proteaceous and Australian native plants in the beautiful Quindalup region of South Western Australia.
Pam and Tony Small have farmed Cape Flora Estate for the last fifteen years, creating a successful business and offering wedding, funeral and function flowers that showcase the unique allure of Australian flora.
The building of a business
Prior to growing flowers, Tony was a material handling engineer and salesman. Pam created and managed a service for people with disabilities to introduce them to the recreation of their choice in their local community, the first service of its kind in Australia. In 2000, Pam was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her innovation in the disability field.
In July of 1999, Tony and Pam took over an established yet very run-down 28-acre protea farm. A long process of pruning, clearing and repairing was necessary to make the property viable. Given the size of the farm, the age of the established product and the condition of machinery, there were considerable challenges. A saving grace was the water on the property, with a dam and licensed bore to provide sufficient supply throughout the summer.

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