City blooms with flower show
Tflorists. heritage. HE WESTERN Cape is blessed with a rich biodiversity and our floral kingdom is world famous. So it is more than fitting that Cape Town should host its own an- nual flower show. The first Cape Town Flower Show is now well under way in the heart of the city at the newly re- furbished Castle of Good Hope. It has brought together top designers, gardening experts – including Weekend Argus Home’s popu- lar columnist Kay Montgomery – floral artists and Importantly, the show is also providing much-needed work for locals, including food vend- ors and flower sellers. In addition, it is a career launchpad for some newcomers to the green industry, such as the tal- ented young designer of the Weekend Argus gar- den, Mohamed Amin Karani, who is from the Tsh- wane University of Technology. Most of all, the flower show has tapped into a gardening culture that’s concerned with sustaina- bility, beautiful living and celebrating our natural The show’s organisers hope this annual event will become South Africa’s leading flower show, an event to rival London’s iconic Chelsea Flower Show, and a living legacy through which Cape Town can promote its natural beauty. When Alan Winde, the provincial MEC of Eco- nomic Opportunities, officially opened the show on Thursday evening he expressed the hope that the show would become yet another major drawcard and money-spinner for the city and province. We are certain that the Cape Town Flower Show will become all that and more and Weekend Argus is delighted to be associated with this admirable endeavour.