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30th October - 3rd November 2019
Mall of Africa, Waterfall City, JHB
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30th October - 3rd November 2019.
Waterfall City, JHB

GARDENS

Each garden is a gateway

A unique paradise to wonder in awe of the beauty and trends of nature

Gibbaeum heathii (N.E.Br.) L.Bolus

Behind every house should lay a garden. Some are long and narrow, others short and squat. No matter the size, a well-designed garden is an oasis in a city. The gardens at the Johannesburg International Flower Show are spectacular spaces each designed and crafted by leading international and local artists, designers and landscapers. These designers will go head to head to win coveted awards recognizing artistic genius and innovation.

Gardens range in sizes: 3m x 3m Artisan Gardens, 5m x 5m Fresh Gardens and 10m x 10m Show Gardens. From show pieces and extravagant rose gardens to sustainable water-wise and practical DIY garden styles, The Johannesburg International Flower Show offers it all. Each garden is a gateway to a unique paradise where visitors can wonder in awe of the beauty and trends of nature.

GROW YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUTH AFRICAN GARDEN

Gibbaeum heathii (N.E.Br.) L.Bolus (baby bums) are one of the curious miniature succulents that grow in between quartz outcrops and is endemic to the Klein Karoo. It is one of the most popular species in its genus and a real gem for any succulent enthusiast. It is restricted to the winter-rainfall region and thrives in areas with minimal rainfall.

Gibbaeum heathii can easily be propagated from seed and cuttings. Sow seeds on top of the mix, ensuring that they are spread evenly. Cover with a fine layer of sand, and then water, using a mist sprayer. Seedlings will germinate within 1 or 2 weeks. Ensure cuttings do not tear by using sharp secateurs. A rooting hormone can be applied to hasten root formation. Always use sterilized equipment and growing mediums. Care should be taken not to overwater propagation material. 

Do not give too much water during the summer period, as plants might rot. G. heathii is not affected by too many pests, but occasionally it does get attacked by mealy bugs, woolly aphids, and scale. A general insecticide can be used to prevent death by these pests.

Artisan Gardens

Get lost in these intricate 3m x 3m gardens. Designed by local and international
landscapers and artists, these gardens will tantalize your senses and leave you in awe.
They can be simple; they can be complex, either way, they increase the beauty and
value of your home. The Artisan Gardens offers you the opportunity to create a lasting
legacy to be enjoyed by families, individuals, and businesses for years to come.

Fresh Gardens

A variety of 5m x 5m gardens waiting to be explored. These spaces are designed to
inspire the gardener in all of us through practical applications and allow you to get
creative and think about how we can transform urban, compact and unusual spaces.
The Johannesburg International Flower Show gardens will showcase the latest trends
and modern artistic flair. These gardens will bring back the natural and the fresh.

Show Gardens

Extravagant 10m x 10m gardens, custom designed and made by local and international
designers and landscapers, will tell a story of innovation and delight. Thought-provoking,
unconventional and exciting, the Johannesburg International Flower Show gardens
explores a diverse range of themes, from extravagant sculptures to peaceful Zen
gardens. Celebrate how imagination and creativity can transform any outdoor spaces.

Townhouse Gardens

Small space, infinite possibilities. No matter the size, a well-designed garden is an oasis
in a city. Be inspired by the local designs and see how you can transform your garden.
There is a wonderland of possibilities waiting to be explored and the Johannesburg
International Flower Show is a great place to start. Be fully inspired by our trendy and urban garden designs.

Protea

FRESH GARDENS

Each Fresh Garden will be (5m x 5m in size) and will all be different in style and planting. These spaces are designed to inspire the gardener in all of us through practical applications and allow us to get creative and think about how we can transform urban, compact or unusual spaces.

Our Fresh Gardens will provide South Africa’s up and coming landscapers the opportunity to show off their skills in front of a large audience. Each garden will be judged by our panel of international judges and will be on par with gardens produced at other international shows.

If you feel that you have what it takes to design and build a world-class Fresh Garden click the button below.

GROW YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUTH AFRICAN GARDEN

 

Protea cynaroides, the king protea, is a flowering plant. It is a distinctive member of Protea, having the largest flower head in the genus. The species is also known as giant protea, honeypot or king sugar bush. It is widely distributed in the southwestern and southern parts of South Africa in the fynbos region.

The king protea is the national flower of South Africa. It also is the flagship of the Protea Atlas Project, run by the South African National Botanical Institute.

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Garden Workshops

Leon Kluge will lead a panel of local and international gardening and landscaping experts that will cover a range of topics including:

– Leon Kluge’s Chelsea Flower Show experience
– Leon Kluge’s Singapore Flower Show experience
– The Perspective of an International Flower Show judge
– Designing a garden for a small space
– Building a water-wise garden
– Grass and South Africa

A full programme of topics and speakers will soon be announced.

Flower Workshops

Jill Manson will lead a panel of flower experts that will cover a variety of flower related topics including:

– Street Savvy and Styled Displays
Beautiful hand tied bouquets
– Exquisite event flowers
– Fresh fun and Conceptual ideas for everyday living – Jill Manson
– Floral installations and suspended florals
– Foraged, whimsical and wild
– Flower couture
– Chapel Florists
– Interior Décor and Floral design
– Floral décor

A full programme & speakers will soon be announced.