Blossoming from years of rich history, the Darling Wildflower Society dates back to its inception in 1917. Our first show was dedicated to the beauty, heritage and arrangement of spectacular flowers in celebration of the West Coast’s floral treasure, the Darling area. Originally an effort to foster community involvement, the show went from being a simple competition to an engine which drove natural exhibits and full-scale landscaping and we hope to continue that tradition today.

On 14 – 17 September 2017, The Darling Wildflower Society will be hosting its 100th annual Wildflower Show, the oldest Wildflower show in the Southern Hemisphere! The event promises to be a resounding success having built a solid foundation on decades of exposure and support throughout Africa.

We are seeking your patronage towards this event in the form of sponsorship. We garnered a wealth of support in 2016 and hope to expand our sponsor base in an effort to make 2017’s event our best one to date. We are seeking assistance with marketing the event, VIP & Media areas, live entertainment, a Workshop Tent, the Wine Route tent, a media launch for the event, prizes and venue fees for a golf day leading up to the show and technological support in the form of big flat screen television to display content, branded shirts and aprons etc.

We encourage you to join us in making this event one to remember. Potential sponsors will enjoy a host of benefits from their involvement in the event such as exclusive recognition on all event-related marketing and promotional collateral: invitations, flyers, e-mails, posters etc., sponsor listing on at-event signage and the event program, sponsor recognition and promotion on our website, complimentary tickets and an opportunity to provide marketing materials and giveaways for those in attendance at the opening ceremony media event. We implore you to take our request under consideration as the magnitude and reputation of this event will serve to immensely benefit all parties involved in its success.

Download the Sponsorship Proposal to see the benefits of a partnership with the Darling Wildflower Society.
You are also welcome to view our PR Red Book from 2016 with the details of possible press that your brand will receive with a sponsorship to our Centenary Show.
Please contact Michelle at for a link to our digital Red Book.

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We at Suzuki Weskus take this opportunity to thank the organizers of the 2016 Darling Wildflower Festival. The festival were well organized and the advertising of the event were of high standard in all the West Coast towns and media.
The standard of the exhibition of the wild flowers in the hall were of outstanding standards and we complement everybody that participated in making this possible. The layout of the stalls and the entertainment were well planned.
Thank you again for the opportunity to be part of this event and we’re looking forward to the 100th in 2017!
Andre Maritz
Suzuki Vredenburg (23 Velddrifweg, Vredenburg, 7380)

On Friday 16 September we brought 170 of our members on an excursion to the Darling Wildflower Show. I would like to thank you and your fellow organisers for a wonderful experience – our members had nothing but praise for the event!
We were impressed by the general organisation of the event as well as the quality of the exhibits.
Thank you for facilitating the pre-purchasing of tickets at the 11th hour on the Thursday before. On arrival we were met at the gate and handed a sheet of instructions on where to park and collect our tickets. The whole process was seamless and simple.
As usual at such events, the queue for the Ladies loos was very long, but Con Meyer directed us to the clubhouse loos for which we were very grateful!
We will definitely be back again next year and look forward to seeing you all then.
Kind regards,
Catherine Gribble
Branch Manager

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