Floral design master, Gregor Lersch, announced that the Cape Protea is his top pick for bridal bouquets.

Published: 08-07-2016

We love South Africa and we know that this beautiful country has so much to offer. From the sweeping country sides filled with the most amazing fauna and flora, to the beloved beaches, and stunning mountain ranges, South Africa has captured the hearts of not only her people, but the hearts of many around the world.

It’s no surprise that the Western Cape, and particularly Cape Town, is considered one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa. Not only is Cape Town home to Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, but it has also been named one of the top 25 cities in the world, one of the top 10 wine destinations, and was also the 2014 World Design Capital. These awards, and the hundreds like them, show off just how much Cape Town and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Bona Dea Private Estate in the Hemel-en- Aarde Valley near Hermanus in the Western Cape, recently hosted the master of floral design, Gregor Lersch. Having worked in 32 countries around the world, Gregor Lersch is a floral designer, teacher, and author from Germany with a lifetime of experience and expertise.

Running from the 14th to the 18th of May 2016, Gregor Lersch regaled the attendees of the Five Days, Five Themes workshop. Floral design, theory and demonstrations were the order of the workshop and Gregor delivered a hands-on experience that we’re sure many of the participants will never forget.

On the 15 th of May 2016, Gregor Lersch had a very special announcement to make. After working with some of the best flowers in the world, Gregor announced that his personal choice of flower for bridal bouquets, above all other flowers around the world, is the Protea, South Africa’s national flower.

We’re particularly thrilled by this announcement as the beloved Protea is very close to our hearts. Bona Dea Private Estate is home to a Protea farm where these beautiful blooms are grown and cared for with love by expert hands. We can’t wait to see what affect Gregor’s announcement has on the floral industry, but we can guarantee that those who choose the Protea for any occasion, whether that be for a wedding or otherwise, will never be disappointed.