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Kirstenbosch Exhibition


From 31 August until 24 September 2013, you’ll be able to experience a truly special garden exhibit: the South African National Biodiversity’s (SANBI) Kirstenbosch Gardens’ Chelsea Flower Show entry. Both the Chelsea Flower Show and Kirstenbosch Gardens celebrated their 100th anniversaries this year. Kirstenbosch Gardens, which has won 33 gold medals at the London show since its inception, also won an award for this year’s exhibit, ‘Come Into The Garden’, which is what will be showcased locally. The exhibit was designed by David Davidson and Raymond Hudson, who have been creating the Kirstenbosch Gardens exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show for 19 years. You’ll be able to go on a circular walk, allowing you to experience the Dell and Cycad Amphitheatre, the Protea Garden, as well as ‘Mandela’s Gold’ Strelitzia. The exhibition will also feature Kirstenbosch’s oldest plants dating from 1913, the year the garden was established. ‘It is an honour to acknowledge the groundbreaking work SANBI does by bringing the Kirstenbosch Chelsea exhibit to the Waterfront and sharing it with our visitors,’ said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront. ‘It is fitting that a piece of South Africa’s first botanical garden is showcased at the country’s oldest working harbour to celebrate a momentous 100 years.’ Visit Clocktower Square at the V&A Waterfront from 31 August until 24 September 2013 from 9am until 6pm. Entry to the exhibition is free. For more information, visit sanbi.org or waterfront.co.za. Text Lindi Brownell Meiring