Visitors to Nampo Cape 2018 can look forward to a flower exhibition called Overberg Indigenous Showcase. According to flower artist Marjolijn Malan, this exhibition will show the unique flora and fauna of the Overberg area including Erica recurvata, a critically endangered species that was previously known only from a botanical painting published by Henry Charles Andrews between 1794 and 1830. This bonsai-like erica, with its striking hanging flowers, was only rediscovered in 2007 in the mountains near Napier.
Gerhard van Deventer of the Sandberg Fynbos Reserve presents an exhibition of plants and flowers typical of the Sandveld. This botanical hotspot is home to the Hottentot Buttonquail, Turnix hottentottus, a range-restricted fynbos endemic, probably the most thinly distributed of South Africa’s endemic bird species classified as Endangered.
Madine Swart, author of the book Flora se Geheime Taal (Flora’s secret language), will teach us more about the stories behind the common names of plants from the area.
There will be floral art by Elbeth Liebenberg, Emmie Pasbst, Soma Viljoen and Bredasdorp Flower School on display. There will also be fresh fynbos flowers for sale.
Rooiklip Aloe Nursery’s exhibition of aloes and succulents is an inspiration for water wise gardening.
You can feast your eyes on this exhibition in the BKB Hall at no extra cost, just get your Nampo Cape entrance ticket.
Thursday and Friday: R70.00
Children under 6 years: Free.
Children (6 to 18 years): R20.00
Get your tickets at Computicket and avoid the queues at the gate.