Eden Project to house RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden

The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) African Garden is now being installed at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The garden tells the story of how the Campaign for Female Education supports the most excluded girls and young women in rural sub-Saharan Africa to go to school, succeed, and become leaders and change-makers in their communities, including in climate-smart agriculture. The garden is due to open in the Mediterranean Biome at Eden on October 18. 

The garden was created by Jilayne Rickards and won a gold and BBC/RHS People’s Choice Award in the ‘Space to Grow’ category. 

Eden horticulturist Sarah Northcott led the growing of nearly 1,000 plants at the project’s nursery.   

Eden Head of Horticulture Paul Stone said: “We share with CAMFED a commitment to sustainable agriculture and education and have been very happy to partner with them on this inspiring garden. We’ll continue to tell this great story when the garden opens at Eden.”

Adam White/Andree Davies' Duchess of Cambridge garden, inspired by their show feature at Chelsea 2019 opened at RHS Wisley in September.

At Chelsea 2020, Jo Thompson, Mark Gregory and Tom Massey may be among designers at the show.

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