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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.

Click here to read the press release

For further information, please contact:

Joanna Colley, Media Relations Manager, Fauna & Flora International +44 7702 255268 

Read the blog posts of the Fauna & Flora International at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023


Right from start, when the garden was just conceptual ideas, I wanted to make it as sustainable as possible.  To do this, I thoroughly researched suppliers, considering the materials and their carbon footprint as well as considering using alternative construction techniques.  Every design decision has been based around the need for the garden to be [...]


PROJECT GIVING BACK Project Giving Back is the vision of two private individuals who want to support a wide range of charitable causes whose work suffered during the global Covid-19 pandemic and continues to be affected by the economic downturn and cost-of-living crisis. The grant-making scheme gives UK-based charities and other charitable organisations the chance [...]

Meet The Team

JILAYNE RICKARDS - DESIGNER Jilayne is a professional multi award winning garden designer based in Cornwall, UK.  With sustainability driving every design decision, her gardens reflect the encouraging movement towards reducing our environmental impact.  Often influencing clients and along the way, she carefully sources products by their carbon footprint, uses sustainable construction techniques and plants [...]


Trying to encompass the breadth of work Fauna & Flora International (FFI) covers is a difficult task, so we decided to focus on one of its flagship projects as an example of its work.  After much discussion and debate, we decided to spotlight its gorilla conservation project in Central Africa, as it demonstrates perfectly how […]


We can all feel helpless when we see the destruction human kind has done to this planet, but we have to be positive and find ways to make a difference.  I have been looking for a way to make my own difference and whilst in conversation with my zoologist friend he asked if I had […]

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