Sargeant enters modern slavery themed garden for Chelsea

A garden highlighting the crime of modern slavery has been submitted for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Juliet Sargeant
Juliet Sargeant

The designer is former Society of Garden Designers chair Juliet Sargeant.

The aim of the garden is to raise public awareness of the issue. The garden has a theme of locked doors.

Those behind the garden are waiting to see if they have been successful with their entry.

Other than Sargeant, gardens are believed to be planned by Jo Thompson, Ann Marie Powell and at least one other female designer.

Other designers who plan to exhibit are Andy Sturgeon (Telegraph) Cleve West (M&G), Hugo Bugg (RBC), Rich Brothers (Cloudy Bay) and James Basson (L'Occitane).

There is set to be a herb garden and Coutts could also have a garden. Saga has also been mentioned as a potential backer.

The RHS was due to meet today to decide which gardens it will pick. They will be announced on 10 November.

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