Storytelling in the language of flowers

Storytelling in the language of flowers is a multi-genre project which brings together an interdisciplinary group of people to develop new forms of storytelling in response to the multiple political and ecological crises of our time.


The initial installation of Storytelling in the language of flowers took place on 12th September 2018 during the ICA Live Art Festival at the Adderley Street flower market in Cape Town. The installation included a flower show, a storytelling floristry workshop, a sound installation and the distribution of the Cape Town Floriography Papers.

Floriography at the Cape Town Flower Show


From 27 – 30 October 2016 the Cape Town Flower Show took palce in the Castle of Good Hope. During the show, Ilhaam Benjamin set up a stand at the entrance to the Castle where she also displayed the Cape Town Floriography flower wrapping papers and postcards. This was officially the first travelling exhibition of Cape Town Floriography. Many thanks to Ilhaam Benjamin!