Updated: Aug 24
Last Friday we had Leon Kluge as our guest in Flower Circus Talks.
Leon kluge was brought up in the Lowveld botanical gardens,From an early age, Leon has nurtured a great affinity for plants; his grandfather was the curator of the Betty’s Bay Botanical Garden and the Lowveld National Botanical Garden, while his mother owns and runs a renowned wholesale nursery in Nelspruit.
Leon has designed and installed gardens ranging in size from immense commercial landscaping to small residential gardens. international to develop new landscapes for their estates on the French island of Mayotte. His projects has been portrayed in countless magazines and is published in many international architectural coffee table books. Leon has been invited to create his unique landscapes throughout the world: being the only landscape designer from Africa that has ever won the Gardening World Cup held in Nagasaki Japan.
He has also been awarded best designer at the biggest Garden design event on earth held in the USA, The Philadelphia flower show. Leon is also a multiple Gold award winner at the prestigious Chelsea flower show held in London-UK. He has also been the first designer from Africa to win Gold at the biggest design show in Asia, The Singapore Garden Festival and also the New Zealand International flower show. Some of Leon’s Clients include gardens for Disney ,The United Nations, Hollywood celebrities, and for governments all over the world. Leon also represent Cape Town and Kirstenbosch at the Chelsea flower show yearly.
Leon Kluge has become synonymous with modern contemporary landscaping and garden design. His passion for horticulture and design takes him all over the world.
Next to all these shows he also found time to go plant hunting in South Africa. His plantsafari's are a great source of information and inspiration. Every week he publishes new video's on Facebook.
In short a must see this episode of Flower Circus Talks