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South Africa wins gold at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

South Africa was awarded their 37th gold for their beautiful floral display called ‘Mountains of Abundance’.

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South Africa just won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the 37th time. This is reportedly the 37th time in 43 years that SA has been awarded Gold at the international flower show.

Kirstenbosch – who is representing South Africa on the show’s world stage – was awarded their 37th gold for their stunning floral kingdom display – ‘Mountains of Abundance’, reports Traveller24. Kirstenbosch received the award at the 2019 RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Chelsea Flower Show in the UK today.

On Facebook, Leon Kluge – designer and gardener (who’s won this award before) said:

“Every second of the past nine months becomes worth it when holding the Gold award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. What an experience it has been.

“A huge thank you to my amazing team for putting it all together with me and everyone involved that helped me bring this creation to life.”

Watch: Leon Kluge talk about the Kirstenbosch concept and design

This year’s display is said to be inspired by SA’s unique floral kingdom, like Table Mountain and the Magaliesberg.

“The mountains in South Africa are full of natural flora,” Leon said in a video posted on Facebook. “I want to show the world where those plants that they buy in garden centres actually come from”.

Every second of the past 9 months becomes worth it when holding the GOLD award at this years RHS Chelsea Flower show. What an experience it has been. A Huge thank you to my amazing team for putting it all together with me and everyone involved that helped me bring this creation to life.video by: Sven MusicaKirstenbosch National Botanical Garden SANBISANA – South African Nursery AssociationRHS – Royal Horticultural Society

Posted by Leon Kluge on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 21 to 25 May 2019. This year, Kate Middleton also unveiled a garden she designed called the ‘Back to Nature’ Garden.

On the Royal Family’s Twitter page, she released pictures of her and her family enjoying the garden.

Apparently, Kate has been working on designing the garden for months in collaboration with landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects.

Kate told the BBC that the space was designed to be a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature.

“I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”

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