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The Darling Wildflower Show: Conservation And The Next Generation

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 101 years with the theme: Conservation and the next generation. The display will focus on the Wild ower Society’s development over the past 101 years as well as the Herbarium project.

Darling Wildflower Show

The Flower Show will offer a variety of activities to entertain young and old. Your ticket includes entry to:

  • the Landscaped Hall depicting the owers of the area in their natural habitat,
  • a Craft & Gourmet Food Market,
  • a Veteran Tractor/Car Display
  • an Entertainment Tent featuring live music from famous local acts
  • safe and secure parking for vehicles,

You can also look forward to a range of workshops. More detailed information about the workshops will be available on the www.darlingwildflowers.co.za.

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.

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

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!

Pensioners Special

Pensioners receive a discounted rate on tickets for Friday, 14 September from 09:00 – 17:00. Pensioners can also enjoy discounts at selected stalls. 

Images by Daniela Photography

The Darling Wildflower Show

Conservation and the next generation

14 – 16 September 2018

Brought to you by: The Darling Wildflower Society

Show Dates  14 – 16 September 2018

Times  Friday & Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00; Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00

Venue  Darling Golf Club, Jacaranda Street, Darling

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

Ticket Prices  Adults: R60

Pensioners: R40 (Friday, 14 Sep, only)

Children 2 – 18 years: R40

Children below 2 years: Free

Wildflower Hot Spots:

NAMAQUA WEST COAST REGION

Location of Flowers:

Routes:

N7 between Klawer & Vanrhynsdorp

R363 between Klawer & Vredendal

R362 from Vredendal towards Strandfontein (coastal route)

R27 between Vredendal & Vanrhynsdorp

R27 from Vanrhynsdorp toward Bagdad Café

All around Maskam Mountains: Urionskraal ; Gifberg

Farms & Towns:

Strandfontein – turn off towards train bridge

Maskam Guestfarm (about 13km outside of Vanrhynsdorp, foot of Gifberg)

Lankverwacht Guestfarm (R27 –  25km north of Vanrhynsdorp)

Types of Flowers:

Douvygies, Beesvygie, Skaapbosse, perdebosse, Vaallansrapuis, Rapuis, Wilde Roosmaryn, Waterslaai, Trekkertjies, Springbogvygie, Rotsbobbejaanjie, Sandklawer,

Sigaretvygie, Surings, Reenblommetjie, Pers Lobelia, Lepeltjiesblom, Madeliefies, Namakwa Gifkool, Laventelkruid.. Knoppiesstinkruid, Kougoed, Klein Blouflaks.

Hongerblom, Gousblomme, Daisies

How many flowers
Please note this someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(fields/plenty/patches/few)

CEDERBERG REGION

Town

Elands Bay

Location of flowers:
All around town and the mountain
On the R366 towards Redelinghuys

Type of flowers:

Sand Vygies, Bokbaai vygies, Sierings, Perdebosse, Namaqua Daisies, Stinkruik

How many flowers:

Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.

(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Patches all throughout the open areas and fields.

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:

White, yellow and orange daisies, purple vygies, stinkruik
How many flowers:

Please note this is someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.

(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)

Patches all throughout the open areas and field

WESKUS PENINSULA REGION

Towns
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)

Patches

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)

Patches

LANGEBAAN 

Location of flowers:
Langebaan Area/West Coast National Park

Type of flowers:
Suring (Yellow Flower)
Reenblommetjies (White)
Orange Gousblom
Sukkelbossie
Sporrie
Geel Hongerblom
Harpuisbos
Blombos
Kapokbossie
Strand Sallie
Bietou
Vygies
Bobbejaankool
Geelmelkbos
Froetang
Cotula turbinata

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

(Fields/Plenty/Patches/Few)
Patches

WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK: Postberg open 01 August until 30 September 2018!!!
TEL: 022 772 2144
Entrance Fees:
South African Adult Citizens – R77 / Kids under 12 – R39
International Tourist R172 per adult / Kids under 12 – R86

Open Week: 10-14 September 2018 FREE entry for South African Citizens!!
(Bring ID Book)

PATERNOSTER 

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

Type of flowers:
Slymbos
Surings
Kattekruie
Bobbejaankool
Bokbaai Vygie
White Rain Daisy
Gousblom
Cotula turbinata

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

Plenty / Patches

SALDANHA

Location of flowers:
Saldanha Area / SAS Saldanha Nature Reserve

Type of flowers:
White Rain Daisies
Gousblom
Suring
Piempiempies
Saldanha Piempie
Cotula turbinata

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

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 turbinata

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)
Patches

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 turbinata

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

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
Koringblommtjie
Vygies
Drumsticks
Baster suuring
Pietsnot
Veld Cineraria
Cotula turbinata

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

Town: Yzerfontein

Location of Flowers

Schaap Eiland Trail – Sandviooltjies (Red flowers).

Spotted all over town is the Lachenalia (rooi naeltjie).

Whole town in green – Yellowbush Bietow and Brown Salia everywhere.  Red Pelargonium blooming all over town.

Yellow Sierings.
Type of flowers:

Bietow

Sandviooltjies

Sierings

Salvia Africana Lutea (Strandsalie / bruin Salie)

Pelargonium Fulgiclum (Rooi Malva)

Lachenalia Bulbifera (Rooi Naeltjie

How many flowers
Please note this someone’s perception, and not a guarantee.
(fields/plenty/patches/few)
Patches all throughout the open areas and fields

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