Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Takes Gold at This Year's Chelsea Flower Show
At this year’s Chelsea Flower Show in London, Kirstenbosch Gardens’ exhibit won its 33rd gold medal. Kirstenbosch also celebrates it centenary year, which makes this great achievement even more special.
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) reported on the win, saying that “Inspiration runs high for the show and, after 38 years of exhibiting, each year provides a challenge to top the previous year. For the current two designers, David Davidson and Ray Hudson – who have been creating the designs for the Kirstenbosch exhibit for 20 years – the challenge of showing 100 years came off with yet another well deserved gold!”
“100 blooming years” since Kirstenbosch was declared, the Garden is now a destination high on any tourist’s list. Acknowledged and acclaimed for its layout and magnificent use of the ‘foot of Table Mountain’ terrain with its unique plants and natural heritage, Kirstenbosch rightly stands with the best in the world, and the display is always a major attraction at the Chelsea Flower Show running from 21 to 25 May 2013.
The crew from Table Mountain congratulated the Kirstenbosch team:
We’d like to congratulate the team from the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on winning a gold medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show this morning!
The iafrica.com website also reported on the event:
South Africa has taken gold yet again at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London, leaving its hardworking team overjoyed.
Designers David Davidson and Ray Hudson have been creating the designs for the Kirstenbosch Gardens exhibit for 20 years. After 38 years of exhibiting at the prestigious event for South Africa, each year provides a challenge to top the previous year.