World Vision has some exciting news – in May this year we have our first garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
We’re working with two up-and-coming designers, John Warland and Sim Flemons, of FlemonsWarlandDesign, who also created World Vision’s gold medal winning garden at last year’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, so we know we’re in good hands!
This Chelsea garden will tell the story of World Vision’s ripple effect – how working with children, also have a positive impact on their families, communities and, ultimately, entire countries.
The garden’s been designed to reflect this, with a pulsing ripple pool in the centre, and tall trees and walls around the outside showing how World Vision protects the world’s most vulnerable children.
To help bring the story of the World Vision Garden to life, Chris Mosler, author of the Thinly Spread blog, is following the build from start to finish showing what goes in to creating a garden fit for the Queen:
In her first post, Chris says:
“My role in all of this is to raise awareness of the work World Vision does and if you think that they are the people who send spectacles to developing countries then you are not alone! World Vision have a fantastic child sponsorship programme working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice in almost 100 countries worldwide. Sponsoring a child is like dropping a pebble into a pond as it enables World Vision to work to improve things for a whole community.”
We’ll keep you updated over the next couple of months, with all the news from World Vision’s road to Chelsea. There’s plenty to talk about, including our gardener’s sponsored child Ronald and a rare plant that helps child nutrition in Bolivia and is now making its way to Main Avenue!
We look forward to sharing the Chelsea journey with you over the next couple of months – stay tuned!