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 to apply for a fully-funded garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, subject to the usual RHS selection process. This is a unique opportunity for charities to raise awareness of and support for their work at the world’s most famous horticultural event.
WITH ADDITIONAL THANKS TO:
We are also so very grateful to the following suppliers for their amazing support for The Fauna & Flora Garden, without whom the garden would not be possible. We have been blown away by the generosity and goodwill for this positive conservation message.
THE EDEN PROJECT
Eden Project is working to respect the natural world, to protect wild places, and to repair damaged spaces to benefit both the land and those who live on it. We are facing a planetary emergency, with unprecedented biodiversity loss. That’s why we’re growing a movement ‒ working with, for and as part of nature ‒ to repair this relationship. Partnering with Flora & Fauna International makes sense in our combined fight for the natural world.
This June, Eden Project are welcoming the Flora & Fauna Rwanda Gorilla garden into our Rainforest Biome in Cornwall in order to enhance the positive message of conservation, whilst giving the garden a longer lasting home in our tropical West Africa exhibit. The Rwanda Gorilla garden will be seen by 600,000 people per year outside of the regular Chelsea Flower Show audience, including thousands of school children, the conservationists of our future.
CED STONE GROUP LTD
When we received the initial email from Jilayne, the opening paragraph had us on board to the point we didn’t read much further. Fauna and Flora, the worlds oldest international wildlife conservation organization… creating a small section of garden focusing their successful mountain gorilla project in Rwanda… we need help with large boulders to create a sensational backdrop..
Conservation, help, boulders and sensational are all the boxes we like to tick. Add working with Jilayne Rickards on another Chelsea garden and it was a resounding yes. Our staff have enjoyed helping to bring this garden to the Chelsea stage and wish Jilayne and Tecwyn Evans of Living Landscapes all the best with the build, we are sure the garden will be sensational and will promote a great conservation organisation and the work that they carry out.
GeoGrow are committed to providing greener infrastructure, helping to reduce GHG emissions with soft engineering systems that provide Biodiversity, Wildlife habitats, Functioning Ecosystems with sustainable green finishes. We look forward to building the Rootlok vegetated retaining wall and helping create a small part of the garden, which I am sure will be a great success.
Knowing of Fauna & Flora’s charity work around the world to protect the planet’s threatened wildlife and habitats is one of the main reasons to support this year’s garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. To see great results from the local communities, businesses and tourism working together in the protection of one of the world’s greatest animals “Mountain Gorillas” is inspiring enough to get involved with the build. With the updated listing of the Mountain Gorillas now endangered shows the vital importance of prolonged protection of critically endangered species.
Boughton is one of the UK’s leading landscaping product specialists and a leading advocate for natural, ‘as-dug’ soils, which is why the company has been so keen to support the Fauna & Flora debut garden at RHS Chelsea and Jilayne’s mission to reduce the carbon footprint of the build. Exclusively for the garden, Boughton has created an all-natural ‘dark’ soil that is inspired by the African influenced planting scheme and will replicate soils commonly found in Rwanda.
Landscapeplus was started by two brothers whose family have a strong horticultural background, working in landscaping, garden centres, and for the National Trust. The purpose of Landscapeplus is the same as when the company was set-up over 20 years ago; to value the incredible industry we are a part of by sharing knowledge and support. Our goal is to help industry professionals to create beautiful gardens with as little hassle as possible.