2022 Darling Wildflower Show

16 to 18 September at the Darling Museum

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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.

4 Replies to “2022 Darling Wildflower Show”

  1. I would like to know the program for the Darling Wildflower Show & walks for 2022.
    Last visit to the Wildflower Show was in 2019 on a tour from Australia to South Africa.
    We will be visiting again this year in August with a tour of the Garden Route planned.
    We would like to visit the Wildflower Show after our 12 day tour finishes.
    We would be based in Cape Town.
    We are both members of a Australian Plant Society in Victoria, Australia.
    Robert Coombs
    & Darryl Shelton.

  2. Hi, Joseph
    Yes there will be a show this year on Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September 2022.
    More details will be posted on our Facebook page as well as on the website as soon as it becomes available.

    Best regards

  3. Hi Robert & Darryl

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    The wildflower show will take place on Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September 2022.
    Wildflower walks will begin in August and will last as long as the spring flowers do. At present we do not have program however more information will be shared on our website and social media as soon as it becomes available.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

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