Getting ready for Chelsea -The World Vision Garden13th April 2012 • General • Stephanie Donaldson
In the lead up to the Chelsea Flower Show, TEG is going to follow the progress of the World Vision garden with regular reports from the team. World Vision is an international children’s charity that works in almost 100 countries across the world. They work with children and their families to find sustainable ways out of poverty, and support countries during times of emergency. Alongside this relief and development work, World Vision has a strong focus on advocacy and campaigns to influence governments and international bodies to address the underlying causes of poverty.
After winning a gold medal at last year’s Hampton Court Flower Show with their Reflecting Pool Garden, the charity is working on a Chelsea garden with the same designers – John Warland and Sim Flemons of FlemonsWarlandDesign. A central ripple pool is the main focus of the Chelsea garden and shows how World Vision’s work with children also has a positive impact on their families, communities and ultimately entire countries. Ripples are shown at other points throughout the garden, including the walls and the labyrinth. Visitors are invited to follow the labyrinth from the edge of the garden, all the way round to the pool, becoming part of the ripple themselves.