Zulu Queen
Photo Credit: @fleursdevilles/Instagram

A global flower showcase saw a South African Zulu Queen steal the show as the muse of the moment.


Vancouver, Canada (13 June, 2023) — After a South African botanist and horticulturalist duo stole the show at a Chelsea Flower Show in London, South Africa made its mark in the flora world once again—this time for a petal of our culture. At another recent global flower show in Canada, a South African Zulu Queen was the muse of the moment.

With Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden as her court, the breathtaking Zulu Queen floral sculpture stood tall amid other floral queens from around the world. Here, global destinations were honoured through cultural nods, featured as part of the Fleurs de Villes’ world-renowned showcase.

Dressed in South African flora, pin-cushion proteas merged with soft-brushed Mexican wild grass and bright red anthuriums, the Zulu Queen’s dress paid homage to the vibrant colours and patterns synonymous with Zulu dress, even wearing bead-like flora as jewellery.

Photo Credit: @fleursdevilles/Instagram

The Zulu Queen was created by Vancouver’s Folk and Faerie, who chose to represent South Africa for their display.

“She embodies the essence of her nation, intricately captured in the delicate strokes of a floral medium. Like the vibrant sunrise, she exudes a commanding presence that marks the beginning of a new era. Her regalia, adorned with intricate floral patterns, reflects the rich diversity of her land and the traditions passed down through generations.”—Fleurs de Villes.

Other displays honour Santorini, Spain, Hawaii and Egypt, amongst others. Although all the mannequins brought the global garden to bloom, we know who the queen of our hearts is.

Photo Credit: @fleursdevilles/Instagram
Photo Credit: @fleursdevilles/Instagram
Zulu Queen
Photo Credit: @fleursdevilles/Instagram

Sources: Fleurs de Villes
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