Richard Starke addressing attendees at the unveiling of the theme

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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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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Clarence Drive

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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Book cover of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show - A Centenary Celebration

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, despite the termination of government funding in 1995 in favour of other diplomatic expansion […]

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David Davidson and Raymond Hudson

The Designers

David Davidson and Raymond Hudson have been responsible for designing and creating the Kirstenbosch-South Africa exhibit for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for 23 consecutive years, together with a small core team and an enthusiastic crew of volunteers. Award-winning exhibits During this time, the exhibit has garnered 16 RHS Gold Medals (bringing the total since […]

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