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Fauna & Flora International to bring a slice of Africa to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Front perspective of The Fauna & Flora International Garden – Jilayne Rickards

I’m excited to share that I will be working with  Fauna & Flora International  on its debut show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023, alongside Tecwyn Evans, Living Landscapes.   We were lucky enough to visit the fascinating habitat of the endangered mountain gorilla earlier this year for inspiration; we can’t wait to bring this to life at Chelsea in 2023 thanks to Project Giving Back.

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For further information, please contact:
Joanna Colley, Media Relations Manager, Fauna & Flora International

The Fauna & Flora International Garden
Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Press enquiries contact Joanna Colley, Media Relations Manager  +44 7702 25526

About Fauna & Flora International (FFI)  

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) protects threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and that enhance human well-being. Operating in more than 40 countries worldwide, FFI saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world’s longest established international wildlife conservation organisation and a registered charity.

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About the International Gorilla Conservation Programme

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) is a unique collaboration between Fauna & Flora International (FFI), WWF, Conservation International and protected area authorities in the three countries where mountain gorillas are found: the Rwanda Development Board, the Uganda Wildlife Authority, and the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

IGCP’s mission is to conserve the gorilla and its habitat through partnering with key stakeholders while significantly contributing to sustainable livelihood development.

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About Living Landscapes

Living Landscapes is committed to sustainable and environmental construction practices, which has supported their long history in becoming BALI and RHS multi-award winners.

Living Landscapes collaborates with landscape architects and garden designers who also support its our core values. It firmly believes that landscape construction should complement the natural location it’s within. If wildlife and local habitats are created or enhanced through land forming and planting this should be done with careful consideration and thorough site analysis, ensuring the final creation naturally complements the surrounding environment.

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About Project Giving Back

Project Giving Back (PGB) is a unique grant-making charity that provides funding for gardens for good causes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. PGB was launched in May 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its devastating effect on UK charitable fundraising. It will fund gardens inspired by a range of good causes at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

PGB will fund a total of 15 gardens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2023 and intends to fund up to 42 gardens at the show from 2022 – 2024. (Applications for 2023 & 2024 are now closed). 

Project Giving Back was established with funding from two private individuals who are RHS Life Members and keen gardeners. They wish to remain anonymous. PGB will help UK-based good causes recover from the unprecedented effects of the global pandemic by giving them an opportunity
to raise awareness of their work for people, plants and the planet at the high-profile RHS Chelsea Flower Show. 

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About Jilayne Rickards

An ambitious and dynamic designer, Jilayne has been designing and creating gardens for over 20 years. One of only a handful of UK based female designers registered with both the Society of Garden Designers and British Association of Landscaping Industries, Jilayne’s award winning gardens have featured in many magazines. Most recently, her Urban Retreat Garden was recognised by the BALI National Landscape Awards in 2020 with an unprecedented haul of four awards, including a Design Excellence Award, Designer and Contractor Joint Award and Best Use of Reclaimed and Recycled Materials Award. Her gardens are designed with biodiversity and sustainability at their core and are constructed using methods that reflect her determination to reduce the carbon footprint of her builds. She was a judge for the RHS Green PlanIt scheme and a speaker on sustainable gardening at Futurescape 2021, and is currently training to become an RHS Show Judge.

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at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023


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