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Nelson Mandela Tribute


This year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show is currently underway in London and will be on until 24 May 2014. HM Queen Elizabeth made a visit to our very own SANBI Kirstenbosch - South Africa exhibit this week to see the beautiful floral tribute (made from dried proteas), created in memory of our beloved Nelson Mandela. The Queen was presented with a gold Mandela medallion featuring the beautiful ‘Mandela Gold’ Strelitzia. QueenChelseaFlowerShow_Pic After 39 years exhibiting at this prestigious event, Kirstenbosch has also won yet another medal, this time a Silver Gilt Award. For more information about what’s happening in London this week, visit sanbi.org. Text Lindi Brownell Meiring Photographs Kay Montgomery