Founded in 1926

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July 2007 - Talk on Chelsea Flower Show


Unfortunately, no, this wasn't a club trip to London, England to see the worlds' arguably most famous flower show!

But chairlady, Fiona Stafford, was lucky enough to visit for the 2007 show - the 84th in the shows' history and she gave a talk and slideshow of her highlights.

Some amazing facts about Chelsea - it is HUGE! Around 157,000 people visit over the 5 days - which represents the full capacity of the showground.

There are around 600 exhibitors - who are carefully selected by a Royal Horticultural Society panel. It is an achievement to be selected to exhibit at Chelsea as there is much competition!

There is such a huge variety of plants, trees, landscaping, gardens, sculpture, design, things to buy - it is hard to take it all in.

But above all - it is such inspiration!

Many thanks go to Bergzicht training centre in Stellenbosch for their conference room and their excellent chicken pie!

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