Richard Starke addressing attendees at the unveiling of the theme Read more

KBR’s Message

Team South Africa at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show I want to send off Team South Africa to the Royal Chelsea Flower Show with all the best of wishes that we as KBRC can muster. We are extremely proud of the fact that our biosphere reserve was chosen as the theme of this year’s display. […]

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South Africa in Bloom

41 years at the Chelsea Flower Show SANBI-Kirstenbosch’s 41st annual entry to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show (CFS) will place the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden – A Gateway to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve World Heritage Site on centre stage at the exhibit. The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay […]

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Message from SANBI CEO, Tanya Abrahamse

This year we showcase Harold Porter National Botanical Garden located in the beautiful area of Betty’s Bay, tucked away to the east of Cape Town near the southernmost tip of the African continent where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Our Garden is uniquely located within the renowned Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (KBR) – a place […]

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Clarence Drive

The spectacular Clarence Drive The route to Betty’s Bay and the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden follows the spectacular thirty-mile stretch of coast between Gordon’s Bay and Kleinmond around False Bay, known as Clarence Drive and regarded by some as the most scenic drive in the world, it is the sheer scale of the mountains […]

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Our History at the Chelsea Flower Show

Showcasing the world’s richest and most diverse floral kingdoms Initially an image-building initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the immeasurable value of this event as a magnet for tourism has increased dramatically since the dawn of the New South Africa, in spite of the termination of government funding in 1995 in favour of other […]

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The Designers

Award-winning exhibits David Davidson and Raymond Hudson have been responsible for designing and creating the Kirstenbosch-South Africa exhibit for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for 22 consecutive years, together with a small core team and an enthusiastic crew of volunteers. During this time the exhibit has garnered 16 RHS Gold Medals (bringing the total since […]