South Africa entered the 41st annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show
This year the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden takes centre stage in the exhibit. With over 150 000 people visiting the Chelsia Flower Show, this amazing exhibit of wild flowers from our National Botanical gardens this year laid out by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and designed by David Davidson and Raymond Hudson received a winning gold medal.
The Harold Porter National Botanical Garden is part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute and situated in Bettys Bay, 1.5 hours from the centre of Cape Town in the Western Cape. The beautiful garden encompassed by mountain slopes with deep gorges and relict forests is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools, showcasing more than 700 species of indigenous South African plants and over 100 species of birds. The 10 hectares are wheelchair-friendly with path winding between banks of fynbos families (proteas, ericas and restios), important families (irises, daisies and orchids), the Kogelberg Biosphere red disa in its natural habitat, king protea (south Africa national flower and the prince of wales health (Erica perspicua). The garden is open 365 days of the year with kilometres of walks, including a mountain fynbos trail that take you into the Kogelberg Biosphere reserve to the waterfall in Leopards Gorge.
With another 190 hectares the Kogelberg Biosphere reserve behind Harold Porter National Botanical Garden offers attractive mountainside and river nature trails in an undisturbed environment, as the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
If you are visiting Cape Town? Book a Chauffeur Drive or hire a car to take a trip out to the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden.