Be transported to a world of wonder and delight.
The Grand Pavilion of Flowers is an escape from the everyday to something you have never seen before.
THE GRAND PAVILION OF FLOWERS
In the heart of the Johannesburg, International Flower stands the Grand Pavilion of Flowers. Here, visitors can get lost in the midst of extravagant floral displays, elaborately designed flower walls and chandeliers, fantasy gardens and ikebana displays. While inspired by artistry, visitors can attend workshops to learn more. Lose time staring at botanical art featured by The Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa. Designers and exhibitors will be able to enter one of two competitions to compete for the coveted “Best on Show” award. To top it all off, visitors will be amazed by the replica SANBI display that features at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. Visitors can escape to a world of wonder and delight.
GROW YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUTH AFRICAN GARDEN
Watsonia tabularis has showy summer flowers which attract Sunbirds and Sugarbirds and is well suited to fynbos gardens. New leaves sprout in winter and its main growing season is during winter, spring and early summer.
The leaves are sword-shaped. They wrap around the stem, are inflated and often contain some water. Stems are branched and a dark purplish color.
Watsonia tabularis is endemic to the southwest of the Western Cape in South Africa. Its habitat is mainly rocky sandstone slopes.
Jill Manson, started her career in advertising in 2000. In 2003 a search for a more soulful vocation led her on a wonderful and spiritual journey “from Marketing to Michaelmas daisies” and on into the beautiful and pure world of flowers of all types.
Now having been a floral stylist for the past 11 years and the previous owner of the boutique florist ELECTRIC BUTTERFLY FLOWERS, Jill presents a variety of flower journeys for your soul or business. She was inspired through an engaging interlude with a little wildflower to create the unique flower communication and flower healing concept called FLOWERSCAPE.
Sharon McGukin is internationally-known for her floral expertise and southern charm. Audiences are entertained by her informative design presentations featuring the latest floral trends and techniques. Sharon’s flower adventures have led this energetic floral designer around the world as a presenter, trend-tracker, home décor industry consultant, speaker, and blogger. Author of Flowers of the Heart, Sharon has shared her talents with the world through her freelance floral design presentations, how-to information, hands-on classes, contributions to articles for industry and lifestyle magazines and blogs.
Be part of the Grand Pavilion of Flowers
Join the Grand Pavilion of Flowers
If you are a couture florist or floral designer of special occasions or creates floral decor for events and would like to showcase your talent. Designers will be assigned a floral art piece to design and create which will be judged.
*This is an independent show however all general competition rules do still apply.
GROW YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUTH AFRICAN GARDEN
The baobab is truly a remarkable tree. If these magnificent giants could talk I’m very sure that they would have incredible stories to tell. They are amongst some of the oldest life forms on our planet. Many of them are a few thousand years old. These giants have provided food, medicines, places of refuge and worship. They have even served as tombs, prisons, and ossuaries. There is even one in Devils gorge (Mpumalanga – South Africa) which is called the “Pub Tree” as it has an actual pub inside the hollowed tree.
Baobabs are generally found in very hot climates with low rainfall.
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If you are a florist or floral designer who wishes to showcase their own creative designs for the purpose of gaining new clients/leads, engaging with audiences and increasing brand awareness and visibility. This is for displaying arrangements and, if you would like, to sell these arrangements.
Competitive classes are open to individuals who are members of a Floral Art Society / National Association represented in WAFA and wish to compete in the Floral Extravaganza competition. This is a provincial and world-class show. A competitor may compete in a maximum of two classes.
*It is possible that you fit into more than one category. It comes down to what best matches your objective for being a part of the show
Flower walls are a great way to bring the outside indoors. Hand crafted with amazing details, these Flower Walls create the ‘wow factor’ at any event. Hand- built by local and international floral designers, these designs provide the perfect backdrop for any photo moment. Be mesmerized by the variety of sizes, color combinations or themes.
Flower Chandeliers are quickly becoming a notable design element for many celebrations, big or small. These gorgeous chandeliers of fresh flowers will transform any space. Whether you’re planning a bridal shower, hosting an outdoor dinner party or celebrating a birthday, taking your floral displays to new heights delighting all senses.