Kariki

Founder: Richard Fernandes

Date established: 2002

Farms: 4 farms across different altitudes in Kenya ranging from 1,600m through to 2,700m

Speciality: Eryngium Questar, Hypericum Flair series, Solidago Golden Glory, Astrantia Star Series, Roses high altitude bigger headed, Ornithogalum White Star, Hydrangea (under trial), Gypsophlia Excellence, Phlox, Ice cap & Miss Molly

Certifications:  Global GAP, KFC SILVER and working on MPS and Fairtrade

The Kariki Group of Companies was started in 2002 at the Kangaita farm, close to Nanyuki on the slopes of Mt Kenya. Subsequent expansions have led to the development of 3 additional farms in the Juja, Naivasha and Molo areas which now cover a production area of approximately 110 ha of flowers solely for the export market

The Kariki Group of Companies comprises of 4 different flower growing farms with differing altitude and climatical spreads allowing the group to produce an assortment of different flowers for export from Kenya. Comprising of: Eryngium, Hypericum, Roses, Solidago, Astrantia, Stokesia, Ornithogalum and Hydrangea.

Richard Fernandes

The Kariki Group Facts

Area (ha)

110

Stems Per Year (m)

70

Employees

1,200

Certifications

8