The Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show is opening on Thursday evening at 6pm in the Flower Church and will last until September 3. The theme of this year’s landscape exibition is “Reflect” and flower viewers are invited to come and spend a quiet moment or two amongst the wild flowers in the church and reflect on their lives, according to the Chairperson of Clanwilliam Wild Flower Society, Mrs Alida Stone.
More than 400 species are exhibited in the church and this is purported to be one of the most convenient ways to view the flowers. Other popular flower spots in and around Clanwilliam where the flowers are in full bloom at the moment is Ramskop Wild Flower Garden, the Vredeoord Graveyard and the Biedouw Valley. Even the N7 between Clanwilliam and Citrusdal offer great flower viewing opportunities.
Flower experts of this region all agree that this weekend is probably going to be the best weekend this year for flower viewing and that it is a bumper season.
Quite a few tea gardens and food stalls run by locals serve local fare during show time and the Kom Net Flea Market will also be held from 10am until 4pm on Saturdays. The Old Jail Museum boasts a few special exhibitions, for example, a quilt exhibition.
The Flower Church is open from 9.30am until 6pm daily until September 3.
For more information about accommodation or where the best flower spots are, call the Clanwilliam Tourism Bureau on 027 482-2024.