PICS: SA's Kirstenbosch wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

2016-05-25 09:36 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - South Africa's beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is flying the flag in London, where their magnificent display of proudly South African wildflowers has received a gold medal at the 2016 Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show.

The SA team tweeted from the Chelsea Flower Show, which opened on Tuesday, 24 May, saying “Our #RHSChelsea Flower Show exhibit received a gold medal!” 

This is South Africa’s 34th gold medal in 41 years at the show, which this year was attended by the queen and Prince Harry, amongst other royals.

Back home, Capetonians are blessed with the magnificent flower and flora displays year-round. Last year, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden clinched the top 2015 International Garden Tourism Award - crowning it as the best botanical garden in the world! 

The accolade came just after an announcement that the Garden's Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway, affectionately known as the Boomslang, was voted the most beautiful object in SA.

Whether in London, in SA or across the globe, there is just no denying Kirstenbosch's natural splendor. 

This is what the 2016 Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show looks like this year: 

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