Eastern Cape Floral Art Associationis bringing Flowers through the homes to St Francis Bay next week.
As part of a collaboration between the Eastern Cape Floral Art Association and St Francis Animal Rescue, twenty two or so Floral Artists will be arriving in St Francis Bay on Friday 11th August, together with baskets of flowers, branches, twigs, leaves – and whatever else they may need to create exquisite floral displays. Some of these artists are local but many will arrive from Port Elizabeth, Humansdorp and Jeffrey’s Bay to participate in the ‘Flowers Through The Homes’ event taking place in our village on Saturday 12th August and running from 10.00 am until 16.00.
The event has largely been organized by our very own Les Brent – an extremely active floral artist involved in demonstrating, exhibitions, teaching, workshops, functions and weddings,. Les is also a SAFU National Judge and Demonstrator for the ECFAA,and over a career spanning thirty years, has won countless awards and medals, including a Gold Award for the 2007 Chelsea Flower Show.
Once they arrive in St Francis, the floral artists will be divided into working groups and allocated one of the three houses on show. Each team of artists will spend the day, creating distinctive and imaginative floral displays designed to capture the essence and enhance the decor of each house.
The following day – Saturday – visitors who’ve purchased their R150 ticket to this event, will be given a map detailing how to reach each show house – one in the village, one on the canals and another overlooking the St Francis beach.
Visitors will explore these homes at their own pace and stop at ‘House Morrison’ when they’re
ready to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a choice of a slice or two of the many delicious, freshly baked cakes on display. There are raffles offering stunning prizes in each house – and an opportunity to win lovely floral designs created by the artists.
All proceeds from the ticket sales will be shared equally between the Eastern Cape Floral Art Association and St Francis Animal Rescue who are committed towards sterilizing the dogs and cats of Sea Vista, the local informal community in St Francis, through their ‘Open Your Eyes & Sterilize’ campaign.
If you wish to purchase a ticket to this event from Port Elizabeth, contact Floral Artist, Gail Tavener, on 082 651 1391.
In St Francis Bay. Tickets are being sold at Kouga Print in St Francis– and also via Les Brent on, 082 490 6936.
If you come with a friend who has a ticket – you can purchase a ticket on the day, at one of the houses on show.