The Cape Town Flower Show takes place from Thursday 27th–Sunday 30th October 2016. Situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the show will take place in the centre of Cape Town City at the newly refurbished Castle of Good Hope which commemorates its 350th anniversary this year.
The Cape Town Flower Show’s vision is to become a living legacy through which Cape Town can promote its natural beauty as it brings together gardens and gardening, planting trends and designs for living outdoors; unites notions of beauty, sanctuary and sustainability; and celebrates local food, culture and community. The show taps into a gardening culture that’s young, vibrant and identifies with a universal awareness for the need to care for the environment.
The show will provide inspiring, contextual, and relevant information and help promote the importance of sustaining our local biodiversity as a precious natural resource.
Features to look out for include: Show Gardens Explore magical, beautiful, and inspirational gardens, designed and created by the country’s top landscapers. Without giving away too much, have a look at a few of the striking garden designs that our landscapers will create at the show. Masterflorist™ At the show, a brand new floral competition is being launched. Amateur, semi-professional and professional florists and floral artists will be given the opportunity to show their skill and design flair in the first-ever South African MasterFlorist™ competition. Visitors can watch all the MasterFlorist ™ action on screens in the Food and Drinks Garden.
The South African Mint Floral Theatre
With over 100 years’ experience in supplying coins to Africa and the world, the South African Mint Company is proud to be the official sponsor of the Cape Town Flower Show’s Floral Theatre. Visitors will find The Floral Theatre showcasing the exquisite world of cut flowers. Hosted in the Bakhuys, you will be inspired by some of the most original floral arrangements by SA’s top floral artists and commercial florists, curated by Alwijn Burger.
Flowers in Art Exhibition
Epson is partnering with the Cape Town Flower Show to bring floral art to life as part of the ‘Flowers in Art’ gallery, joining the many other exhibitors to celebrate beauty, sustainability, culture, and community.
From seeds, flowers and trees to garden decorating, outdoor living solutions and gardeners’ accessories, the Cape Town Flower Show has it all and more.
Nurseries and Waterwise Exhibition
Along the Castle terraces, visitors can find educational water-wise exhibitors such as WWF who will showcase their Journey of Water campaign. This initiative is designed to reconnect people to the real source of our water –nature. While here, have a look at the beautiful plants and flowers on sale. Food and Drinks Garden Set among food gardens, visitors can sample and buy from artisanal food producers as well as craft beer, craft gin, bubbly, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Talks and Demos The Cape Town Flower Show gives you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge through various talks and demos. From looking after orchids, to growing vegetables vertically, supercharging your soil and learning not to fear the fungi, there are a range of subjects being covered. And the little ones can take part in the Biomimicry workshops on the Saturday and Sunday of the show. Please refer to the workshop table.
High tea – Talks In the Lady Anne Barnard room, visitors will be able to meet and mingle with some of South Africa’s horticulture, gardening, and food celebrities at a series of ‘High Tea Talks’. Speakers at the High Tea include David Davidson, Justine Drake, Keith Kirsten, Jan Blok, Tanya Visser as well as the Show Garden Landscapers.
Tickets are R500 and can be booked through Computicket.
Destined to become a jewel event on Cape Town’s annual festival calendar, the goal is for the show to become one that is integrally associated with Cape Town as a world class destination.
Do not miss it!
Check our event page for updates: Cape Town Flower Show Facebook Event Page
Door price at the event:
R90 (10-17 year-olds)
Children under 10 years old: FREE
Tickets can be purchased at Computicket.
10am - 9pm: Thursday - Saturday
10am - 5pm: Sunday
Visit www.capetownflowershow.co.za for more visitor and tour information.