The concrete jungle that is Johannesburg is a world of hustling and grinding, but now and then a splash of colour is needed. If you have been lacking creativity and in need of an escape, we have the perfect remedy for you.
Be transported into a world of colour at the Johannesburg International Flower Show. The event celebrates South Africa's unique biodiversity while promoting local designers. You can expect to see exhibitions from some of the best landscapers in the country guaranteed to inspire your next garden makeover.
When: 30 October - 3 November 2019
Where: Mall of Africa, Waterfall City, Johannesburg
Cost: R75 - R195 / Week pass: R330 - R420 / Children under 12: Free
Take a getaway in a garden
It would not be a flower show if there was no garden - designers have shown off their skills to create landscapes across the show ranging in sizes from three-by-three metre Artisan Gardens, five-by-five metres Fresh Gardens and ten-by-ten metres Show Gardens. Each of the gardens offers a unique feel - the Fresh Gardens will showcase the latest trends, the Artisan Gardens will offer a more simple design while the Show Gardens will explore a range of themes and sculptures.
The flower market will allow you to purchase some of your favourite arrangements so you can take the show back home with you.
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A flower extravaganza for the whole family
The floral extravaganza is an event for florists, gardeners and nature lovers, packed with activities that are fit for the whole family, like the kids seedling park where the little ones can make compost and create garden art. Visitors will also be able to catch a few glimpses of the rugby game on the big screen, so you don't have to worry about missing out.
The already jam-packed event will offer even more entertainment - the main stage will be alive with music throughout the festival to keep you dancing as you enjoy the exhibition. Food stalls and trucks will also be available at the venue.
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Want to learn more?
Visitors can get lost in exceptional flower wall designs and ikebana creations and to top it all off you can learn how to create your own displays and learn DIY tips at the talks and demo workshops featuring experts in the field such as Ludwig Roses, Sharon McGukin, Leon Kluge, Pascal Garbe and Mabel Maposa and Leon Kluge, who helped secure Kirstenbosch's 37th gold at the Chelsea Flower Show. The workshops will cover topics ranging from water-savvy gardening, flower arrangements and everything in-between. Talks are free for visitors, view the schedule here.
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