Ready… Steady… Arrange… at the Cape Town Flower Show

by | Jul 8, 2016 | Featured Slider, Latest, News


Could you be the first South African MasterFlorist™ Winner?

The Cape Town Flower Show takes place from Thursday 27th–Sunday 30th October 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope, in the centre of Cape Town. At the show, a brand new floral competition is being launched.   Amateur, semi-professional and professional florists and floral artists will be given the opportunity to show their skill and design flair in the first-ever South African MasterFlorist™ competition. Do you think you have what it takes?

Entries for Round One are open from Friday 1 July 2016 – Sunday 31 July 2016 and can be submitted online here.   From the entries, 20 competitors will then be selected for Round Two and the final 12 contestants will then battle it out in a daily competition held on each day of the Cape Town Flower Show.   Contestants will be put through their paces, as they are presented with a new themed elimination challenge.   At the end of each daily challenge, contestants will be judged by a panel of floral experts and media when three competitors will then be eliminated.  The final challenge on Sunday 30th October is not to be missed when the final three florists battle it out for the ultimate prize of R20 000 and the title of South African MasterFlorist™ Winner 2016.

TV personality and floral communication expert, Jill Manson, will be MC during the MasterFlorist™ challenges, keeping the audience entertained and the contestants on their toes.  Jill will be holding an inspiring floral workshop on Saturday afternoon, 29 October at the show. (Tickets can be purchased on Computicket).

Curator of the Floral Theatre at the Cape Town Flower Show, Alwijn Burger or Blomboy, who is well known in the SA floristry world.  “The Cape Town Flower Show will help to reintroduce flowers into our lives, not as a luxury but as a daily necessity. My motivation as the Floral Theatre Project Manager is to showcase the trend for cut-flowers that is currently sweeping the world. Flowers are about culture and civilization and we can create our own panache and style with floral arrangements within our homes. The Flower Show will, through the MasterFlorist™ competition, also highlight the country’s top floral artists and designers.”

With over 100 years’ experience in supplying coins to Africa and the world, the South African Mint Company is proud to be the official sponsor of the Cape Town Flower Show Floral Theatre, where the daily MasterFlorist™ competition takes place.

The Cape Town Flower Show is an annual lifestyle event that brings together gardens and gardening, planting trends and designs for living outdoors; unites notions of beauty, sanctuary and sustainability; and celebrates local food, culture and community. The show taps into a gardening culture that’s young, vibrant and identifies with a universal awareness for the need to care for the environment.

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In the build-up towards the show, The Cape Town Flower Show will be releasing a limited amount of tickets each month at special prices. Avoid disappointment and book early to get the best prices


July allocation: 

R130 (adults) – save R50 per ticket R65 (10-17 year-olds)


Door price at the event:

R180 (adults)

R90 (10-17 year-olds)

Children under 10 years old: FREE

Tickets can be purchased at Computicket.

Times: 10am – 9pm: Thursday – Saturday 10am – 5pm: Sunday


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