Where: Stellawood Cemetery, Selborne Road, Umbilo
When: Open 8am to 4 pm Weekend and public holidays
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It was originally known as Moth Flora which was started in 1965 to raise funds to help the Bartle Road MOTH cottages.
The decision to rebrand Moth Flora to Cottage Flowers was made in June 2020.
On the 12th December great excitement as the morning dawned and painting the hut began.
From a drab dark brown to clean cream walls with red doors and windows frames. The hut started to look good. A great change of working environment for the dedicated workers who work tirelessly to raise funds.
Shay Lester and May van der Merwe were the driving force behind the transformation of the Cottage Flowers premises with the help of the ever willing MOTH George Mitchell.
Shay and May ably assisted by Simphiwe Ndlovu made the transformation happen..
To the Mdumbi and Journey End shellholes for the cash and paint donations respectively our heartfelt thanks..
One last item and then we are all done. With paints donated by Quinton O’Neil, a talented young Durban artist Viyanka Luckrajh is busy with a brightly coloured mural which will adorn the back wall shortly.
Cottage Flowers transformation completed.
Follow up to the last article under the heading of “Watch this space”.
The day arrived when the mural was completed and mounted on the wall – 13th January 2021. Special thanks go to Viyanka the artist and we congratulate her on her acceptance at the University of Cape Town.
The mural is bright and colorful and was greatly admired by our many loyal customers.
Following a disastrous year due to Covid, our sales figures are starting to show an improvement – may this trend continue.
A heartfelt thank you to all our loyal customers for the best weekend we have had in over a year and to the workers who gave up their holiday weekend to serve you ALL.
We went one step further and painted the hut a lovely pale green colour.
The Cottage Flowers outlet is manned entirely by a team of volunteers every weekend and every public holiday.
Open from 8am to 4pm
If you are in Durban, make your way to Stellawood Cemetery, Selborne Road, Umbilo.
The brightest and best flowers at the best possible price.
To the staff of our supplier a special thank you for the additional deliveries you were called on to do.
Without you we can achieve nothing.