The Cape Town Flower Show is delighted to have designer Leon Kluge participating at the event. Not only one of South Africa’s most reputable international export garden designers, Leon needs little introduction in the world of showcase gardens. His garden at the Cape Town Flower Show is being sponsored by South African Mint for whom Leon has cleverly included a theme to reflect their participation.
This young and seriously talented, avant-garde landscape architect works all over the world. Kluge has earned accolades that designers twice his age would covet, including 3 participating Gold medals at the Chelsea International Flower show in London in 2010 – 2012; a Gold at the Singapore International garden show 2016, Best outdoor lighting design at the Singapore Garden Festival, Gold and Best in Show Home Garden at the Gardening World Cup held in Japan in 2013. A Show Garden of Special Recognition at the Chaumont Garden and Land-art Show in France as well as Silver at the Japan Garden Show in 2011 and 2012.
Origami is the theme for Leon Kluge’s garden. The water sculptures will be based on the Typha reeds (Bullrush) that grow in all the ponds and streams around Cape Town. These will be made out of SA Mint coins. One of the main attractions of Leon’s garden design will focus on brand new colour coins to be launched by the South African Mint at the show. The new sterling-silver coins will depict the Hermanus cliff gladiolus and the blue Disa in full colour; a great innovation in coin minting in South Africa.
The ponds around the coin bullrush will include a wishing well theme to create even more intrigue. “I’m thrilled to be participating in the Cape Town Flower Show and that there will now be a proper flower show in Africa”, says Leon Kluge.
This annual lifestyle show 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.
The Cape Town Flower show offers the landscapers the opportunity to explore their creativity, while challenging them to show their understanding of the current environment. We are proud to have incredible landscapers and garden designers that make up our Show gardens.
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