The Darling Wildflower Show: A Carnival Of Wildflowers

The Darling Wildflower Society has been around for more than a century and the Society’s Darling Wildflower Show takes place annually over the third weekend in September. It celebrates an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom comprised of Renosterveld, Rietveld, Sandveld, and Strandveld where more than 1200 different species of owers can be found.

The show will be celebrating 102 years with the theme: Conservation and the next generation. The display will focus on the Wild ower Society’s development over the past 102 years as well as the Herbarium project.

The Darling Wildflower Show is an outing that aims to entertain young and old. Tickets to the show include access to:

• The Landscaped Hall depicting the flowers of the area in their natural habitat,

• A Craft & Gourmet Food Market,

• A Veteran Tractor/Car display

• An entertainment tent featuring live music from local acts

• A shuttle service from the show grounds to local attractions

• Safe and secure parking for vehicles.

With more than a hundred food and craft stalls planned for the weekend, everyone’s taste buds and shopping needs will be catered for! Kids can have loads of fun in the playpark area, with entertainment ranging from face-painting to rides, while adults can relax in the Mini Wine Route Tent.

In addition, there will be a shuttle driving through Darling, and stopping at places of interest including the Darling Museum, Evita’s Perron, Duckitt Nurseries, Darling Main Road and the Renosterveld Reserve.

Your entrance fee to the Darling Wild ower Show will help to conserve our endangered oral kingdom for future generations, so join us at the Darling Wild ower Show and contribute to conservation in our area!

The 2019 Darling Wildflower Show

A Carnival of Wildflowers

20 – 22 September 2019

Celebrate ” A Carnival of Wildflowers” with the Darling Wildflower Society

Iconic Wildflower Show celebrates its 102nd year in September

 

Show Dates  20 to 22 September 2019

Times  Friday to Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00

Venue  Darling Sports Club, Jacaranda Street, Darling

Tickets  Can be purchased online via www.quicket.co.za – Group Specials on Application.

Ticket Prices  Adults: R70

Pensioners: R50

Children 7 to 18 years: R50

Children 0 to 6 years: Free

Wildflower Hot Spots:

Bergrivier Region

Town
Velddrif
Location of flowers:
All over town on the empty plots. On the Piketberg road. On the road between Velddrif and Vredenburg.

Type of flowers:
Gousblommetjies, Geel surings, Wit Daisies

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Swartland Region

Town
Yzerfontein

Location of flowers:
In and around town and on the farms on the road to Yzerfontein
The walkway up to Swemgat you will find Blou Bobbejaantjies
Schaapeiland is covered with Rotsvygies
Atlantic drive
Demo Garden in Yzerfontein
Communal areas and in open gardens as well as the rocky areas.

Type of flowers:
Rotsvygies, Daisies, Elandsvye, Blou Bobbejaantjies, Bokbaai vygies, Melkbos, Geel Gousblomme
Skilpadbos sonder dorings (Mulatia harveyana); Kalkboegoe (Agatosma Tymifolia): Heuningboegoe ( Agathosma lanceolata) Klein rooi Kanol (Wachendorfia multiflora)

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)
Patches all throughout the open areas, gardens and rocky areas

Peninsula Region

Town:
HOPEFIELD

Location of flowers:

In town on vacant plots
Next to Soutriver in town
Plaasmol (R45) 5km outside Hopefield
Next to Library
At Hopefield Fynbos Park

Type of flowers:

White Reënblommetjies (Daisies),
Orange Gousblomme
Geel Bobbejaantjie
Pienk en Geel Surings
Babiana Odoratas (in full flower) Yellow
Hermannias
Babiana Eanas
Nemesias
Cysticapnos – Vesicaria
Bokhoringtjies
Cotula turbinata

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

JACOBSBAAI

Location of flowers:
Jacobsbaai Area

Type of flowers:

Kleinkruid
Soetkop dikblaar
Ossierrapuis
Reënblommetjies
Gousblommetjies
Suring
Bokbaaivygie
Cotula turbinata

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

LANGEBAAN

Location of flowers:
Thali Thali Game Lodge

West Coast National Park & Postberg

Fields

Fossil Park

R45 Road

R27 Road

Type of flowers:
White common daisies, Orange daisies, Purple daisies,Yellow daisies flowers

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)
Plenty of Flowers because it was a sunny weather.

PATERNOSTER

Location of flowers:
Paternoster Area
On smallholding Pelgrimsrust before entering town
Bekbaai
Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
On open plots in town

Type of flowers:

Surings
White Rain Daisy (patches)
Veld Cineraria (huge patches)
Kattekruie (few)
Elandsvy (patches)
Pietsnot (patches)
Bobbejaankool
Bokbaai Vygie
Sand Viooltjie
Bruinsalie
Poprosies

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
Patches/few

SALDANHA

Location of flowers:
Saldanha Area / SAS Saldanha Nature Reserve

Type of flowers:

White Rain Daisies
Gousblom
Suring
Piempiempies
Saldanha Piempie
Cotula turbinate
Varkblom- Patches

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

ST HELENA BAY

Location of flowers:
MAIN ROAD/BRITANNIA BAY/DUYKER EILAND/DA GAMA MONUMENT

Type of flowers:
Dimorphotheca pluvialis (reenblommetjie)
Arctotis hirsuta (gousblom)
Arctotis breviscapa (sandveld gousblom)
Oxalis compressa (baster suuring)
Grielum humifusum (pietsnot)
Cotula turbinate
Varkblom

BRITANNICA HEIGHTS

Type of flowers:
Chrysanthemoides monilifera (bietou)
Eriocephalus africanus (kapokbossie)
Cotula turbinata

SHELLEY POINT

Type of flowers:
Jordaaniell dubia (kruipvygie)
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (bokbaai vygie)
Cotula turbinata

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

VREDENBURG

Location of flowers:

R45 exits from town towards Paternoster, Saldanha and Velddrif

Type of flowers:

Gousblomme (Orange and Yellow)
White Rain Daisy
Surings
Cotula turbinate
Varkblom

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

WEST COAST FOSSIL PARK

Location of flowers:

Langebaanweg (R45) and West Coast Fossil Park Area
Type of flowers:
White Rain Daisy
Orange Gousblomme
Geel surings
Veldkool
Koringblommetjie
Vygies
Drumsticks
Baster suuring
Pietsnot
Veld Cineraria
Cotula turbinate
Varkblom

How many flowers:
Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/few)

Cederberg Region
Town
Lambert’s Bay

Location of flowers:

In and around town and open fields

On the R365 past Muisbosskerm

Steenbokfontein farm

On the R364 towards Clanwilliam

All the way down the R366 to Elandsbay

Up towards Doornbay

Type of flowers:
Purple vygies, Daisies, Stinkruik, Sierings, Cape Weed, Bokbaai Vygie

How many flowers:
Patches all throughout the open areas and fields.
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Town
Elandsbaai

Location of flowers:

All around town and the mountain

On the R366 towards Redelinghuys

Type of flowers:
Sand Vygies, Bokbaai vygies, Sierings, Perdebosse, Cape Weed, Namaqua Daisies, Stinkruik

How many flowers:
Patches all throughout the open areas and fields.
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Clanwilliam Town

Location of flowers:

Clanwilliam Town – entrance, sidewalks, open fields

Ramskop Nature garden

Clanwilliam Vrede Oord Grave yard

River Street (Park Street)

R364 – Clanwilliam | Graafwater | Lambertsbay

Bak-se-Rug

Boskloof – Warmhoek

N7

Kranskloof – Olyfenboschkraal – Skimmelberg

Type of flowers

Vygies

Suring – fields

Clanwilliam Daisy – Harpuis

White daisy (Dimorphotheca pluvialis)

Orange daisy (Dimorphotheca sinuta)

Lazy Daisy

Honger Blomme

Ridderspore (Skimmelberg)

Bobbejaantjie (fragrant blue babiana)

Aronskelke

Violets

Variety Fynbos

How many flowers:

In town/On Route Plenty

Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Citrusdal Town

Location of flowers:

Bo-river road- on both sides of the road there is flowers in patches on both sides of the road.

The Baths road- for about 30km out there is plenty of flowers to be viewed.

R303- there are plenty flowers to be viewed.

Algeria road- on both sides of the road there is flowers in patches.

N7 towards Clanwilliam- There is plenty of flowers to be viewed.

Type of flowers
White namaqua daisies
Orange namaqua daisies
Sierings
Gaans ogies

How many flowers:
There is plenty of flowers to be viewed at most of the locations.
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Namaqua West Coast Region

Location of flowers:

From Vredendal towards Klawer on the R363.

On the N7 nearby the farm Windhoek.

Klawer Wine Cellar – N7 (patches)

R27 from Vredendal towards Vanrhynsdorp.

Gemboksrivier – R27

Lankverwacht Guesthouse on the R27 towards Nieuwoudtsville.

Matjiesfontein padstal fields of yellow daisies.

Nieuwoudtville Flower Reserve (plenty)

Gravel road from Vanrhynsdorp Caravan Park towards Gifberg.

On Maskam Guest Farm flower routes can be followed. (fields of flowers)

Circular route on Gifberg road Urionskraal – Mauwerskop.

Succulent Route – Letsatsi Lodge

Nuwerus area – Hardeveld Lodge (few)

R362 From Vredendal towards Lutzville and through towards Strandfontein.

Lambertsbaai Town

Type of flowers:
Knoppies opslag, vygie bosse, oranje en wit daisies piet snotjies ,veldkool glasoog magrietjies, jakkalsblommetjies, bobbejaantjies,viooltjies, fruitang,weeskindertjies,pers vygies, gansoogies,stinkryk, sporries, bokhoring,armmansrokkies,groen vygies, hongerblomme,koesnaatjies,rotsbobejaantjies, sigaretvygies.

How many flowers:
Patches
Please note this is someone’s perception and not a guarantee.
(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

VIEWING TIPS

Tips while viewing flowers

• The flowers are open between 11:00 and 15:00, the warmest part of the day
• The sun must be out for flowers to open, thus rainy or overcast days are not ideal
• The day temperature must be at least 18 degrees
• Flowers face the sun, thus for viewing and pictures keep your back to the sun
• Get out of the car and walk around, don’t miss the special smaller species
• Tread lightly, don’t unnecessarily trample plants, and never pick flowers or bulbs

What to wear when viewing flowers

• Long pants and insect repellent when walking around in the field
• Comfortable shoes

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK: Postberg open 01 August until 30 September 2019!!
TEL: 022 772 2144
Entrance Fees:
South African Adult Citizens – R83 / Kids under 12 – R42
International Tourist R186 per adult / Kids under 12 – R93

Open Week: 8 – 15 September 2019 FREE entry for South African Citizens!!
(Bring ID Book)

PATERNOSTER 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: +27 (0)84 916 1111 or email [email protected]

Website: www.darlingwildflowers.co.za

Social Media: @DarlingWildflowerSociety

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