South Africa has won Gold at the Chelsea Flower show as well as the President’s Award. This marks the 35th gold medal win for South Africa. The model of the exhibit was revealed on 21 April and was designed to celebrate the diversity of South African plant life. The public was in absolute awe with the 10 different flowers and plants on display.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens shared the news on their Facebook page with a photo of the entire team and captioned it: “We just received the fantastic news from London that we have received a gold medal, as well as the President’s Award at the #RHSChelsea Flower Show! Here’s to our Chelsea team!”. Click here to see more photographs of the exhibition on their Facebook page.
The exhibit showed the diversity of the nine biomes of South Africa, displayed to over 150 000 visitors to the Chelsea Flower show. It was designed by the multi-award-winning team of graphic designer David Davidson and landscape designer Raymond Hudson.
“South Africa is home to nearly 10% of the world’s plants and contains three regions that have been declared global biodiversity hotspots, so it is fitting that we celebrate this heritage this year in Chelsea.” said Dr Tanya Abrahamse, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), CEO.
“We’ve done well (over the years) in winning 34 gold medals and the Huxley Trophy for the best exhibit. One of the exhibits was about climate change. We hope for another gold.” – Good Things Guy
See more tweets and pictures of the gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show here: