A part of the SANBI exhibit

Chelsea, changes and challenges

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve celebrates its 20th year of existence in 2018 and achievements such as the Gold medal and RHS President’s Award won at the 2017 Chelsea Flower Show are highlights for the KBRC and their mission to fulfill the three basic functions of biosphere reserves: Conservation, Development and Logistics.

UK tourist visiting Harold Porter Botanical Gardens after seeing South Africa's exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

OUTREACH   For the record and before it is forgotten, I want to congratulate SANBI on the gold medal that was won at the Chelsea Flower Show for the display that had as theme Harold Porter Botanical Garden, gateway to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It was great to be part of the team building the […]

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 […]

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 […]