Keith Kirsten on SA's needless exit from Chelsea Flower Show

South Africa's prestigious Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has been forced to pull out of the world's premier horticultural event, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Ironically, the overall show in London, will this year be sponsored by SA entrepreneur Koos Bekker and his wife Karen Roos. SA gardening guru Keith Kirsten says it would only require around R1.5m for the Cape Town botanical treasure to once again bid for a gold medal, and host, as it regularly does, the British royal family.