SA wen weer goud in Chelsea – pragfoto’s


Suid-Afrika se uitstalling by die beroemde Chelsea-blommeskou in Londen het vir die 35ste keer ‘n goue medalje verower. Die uitstalling is ook met die Presidentstoekenning bekroon.

Die uitstalling getiteld “‘n Venster op biodiversiteit” sluit plante van al Suid-Afrika se botaniese tuine in en bied ‘n oorsig van die land se wye verskeidenheid flora. Die Biodiversiteitinstituut het die ontwerpers van die uitstalling geloof en sê dit bied aan toekomstige toeriste ‘n idee wat Suid-Afrika kan aanbied.

Hier is die persverklaring:
South Africa wins 35th Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) team at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show were jumping for joy this this morning when they learned that they had won South Africa’s 35th gold medal in 42 years of exhibiting at the prestigious show.
And, in an additional accolade for the team, the display was also awarded with the prestigious President’s Award.
Designers David Davidson, Ray Hudson the SANBI team, staff and volunteers had been on tenterhooks since Sunday night, when all the finishing touches to the exhibit were complete and it was ready for judging and a visit by Queen Elizabeth who tours the exhibits after the judges have made their decision.
“The waiting is so difficult,” said Lihle Dlamini, SANBI’s Director of Marketing and Communication, who is part of the team at the show. “But this makes all the hard work worthwhile. We are so proud to be receiving another gold medal as well as the President’s Award for South Africa. It is just fantastic!”

Agter: Bianca Pronk, Dr Rob Hazell, Fiona Holder, Lufuno Nenungwi, Teresa Harwood, Mashudu Nndanduleni, Johan West Second row: David Davidson, Lihle Dlamini, Felicity Poole, Dr Tanya Abrahamse, Helene Spreckley, Claire Matheson-Pelser
Voor: Ray Hudson

Designers – David Davidson and Raymond Hudson – Dr Tanya Abrahamse – CEO of the South African National Biodiversity Institute – Sir Nicholas Bacon – President of the Royal Horticultural Society

Designers Raymond Hudson and David Davidson