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Saturday, November 3, 2012


(One of the winning entries: Ilse Mc Cann’s depiction of a photograph of a butterfly, using a piece of wood for the butterfly wings. Photo by Ciska Venter of Westville Camera Club)

The National Flower Show is currently running in the popular Musgrave Centre shopping complex until Sunday, November 4.

The Centre has been transformed into a fascinating floral adventure. Entries – and the attendant judges’ comments – hang from the columns and also fill the centre courts and corridors.

The show is open to all flower arrangers, both amateur and professional. All the designs are arranged at the Musgrave Shopping Centre on the day before the show opens. Classes are judged by South African Flower Union judges according to specifications for each class and the rules and regulations set out by the South African Flower Union.

The arrangements are judged according to the interpretation of the title, excellence of design and originality. Plant material used must be in prime condition at the time of judging and suitable for the interpretation.

There are seven classes of entry: Culinary Exploits; Looking in; A Fashion Statement; Christmas Sparkle; Eco-Friendly; Pretty Pastels, and Artistic Palette.

Those interested in becoming involved in Floral Art, either joining a Floral Art Club or having lessons, should contact Anette Badenhorst on 035 590 1160 or 083 647 9798.

For information on the Musgrave Centre event, contact Shirley Gillit on or Di Wayne at