Kirstenbosch – who is representing South Africa on the show’s world stage – was awarded their 37th gold for their stunning floral kingdom display – ‘Mountains of Abundance’.
BREAKING NEWS: SANBI Kirstenbosch is bringing home the Chelsea Flower Show GOLD medal once again, for the 37th time!#RHSChelsea #MountainsOfAbundance #Kirstenbosch #SANBI
The display showcases the indigenous Proteas that grow on Table Mountain and Magaliesberg, whilst also using the bright traditional colours of the Ndebele tribe. Designer, Leon Kluge, used up to a tonne of locally-grown flowers, Proteas and fyn-bos in this year’s award-winning display.
CEO at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, Dr Moshibudi Rampedi, says shows like these, allows South Africa to show off its abundant natural resources.
Tomorrow we will unveil the RHS – Royal Horticultural Society final judgement for the 2019 SANBI Kirstenbosch #MountainsOfAbundance Exhibit. Do you think it is GOLD? Considering there were a few challenges, which there always are, the team have exceeded our expectations. In the back of our minds there are always a plan b and c, that's part of exhibiting at flower shows, adapting the design to accommodate challenges. Well done to Leon Kluge and the amazing team! #SouthAfrica #Kirstenbosch #ChelseaFlowerShow Chelsea Flower Show #RHSChelsea
Posted by Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on Monday, 20 May 2019