Darling Wildflower Show

Sadly there will not be a Darling Wildflower Show in September 2021

However if 2020 was anything to go by nature will put up a display not to be missed and the Darling Wildflower Society will be offering guided wildflower walks and tours in Darling and surrounds during August and September 2021.

Contact the Darling Wildflower Society at 084 916 1111 or send an email to info@darlingwildflowers.co.za to book a Darling Wildflower Society wildflower walk with a picnic or snack box of local delicacies and homemade treats.

In addition to our guided wildflower walks, picnics and free entry to many of the local reserves the Society will also be promoting a number of local wildflower based activities during wildflower season 2021.

Visit our social media pages for regular updates as well as general information about the local reserves and wildflowers as well as the Society and its projects.

History of the Darling Wildflower Show 

The Darling Wildflower Show has taken place on the third weekend in September and is a one-stop flower viewing opportunity, with the added bonus of a colorful outside market, activities and attractions. The event takes place a mere stone’s through away from Cape Town and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The landscaped wildflower exhibition is the foundation of the show and represents a condensed journey through the various natural habitats that occur in the Darling region namely endangered Renosterveld (low-lying inland & granite koppies), Sandveld (low-lying inland fynbos moving towards the coast) Strandveld (low-lying coastal fynbos) and Vlei and Wetland areas. Another show tradition is the specimen table. Here a season display of flowering specimens and other interesting plants can be viewed up close, each accompanied with its local and botanical name.

The displays are built solely by members and volunteers and every wildflower is meticulously placed to create a true representation. Permission must be obtained from local farmers and landowners to collect specimens on their property together with a picking permit from CapeNature. When picking volunteers adhered to strict rules and collect only a few specimens from each population, leaving the rest to produce seeds for the following years.