Teenage designer seeks sponsor for RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden

Sixteen-year-old garden designer Jack Dunckley is searching for a sponsor for an RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden.

Jack Dunckley's A Desert's Delight Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show. Pic: RHS
Jack Dunckley's A Desert's Delight Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show. Pic: RHS

Dunckley is hoping to exhibit a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010.

The teenager, who received a silver medal for his A Desert's Delight garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July, is planning a garden that incorporates al fresco dining and an outdoor kitchen.

He told HW: "I'm struggling because I'm looking for sponsorship. I really want to exhibit a show garden at Chelsea because it is the best flower show in the world."

Dunckley has also exhibited at the RHS London Plant & Design Show, and twice at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show.

He is looking for around £100,000 for a 22m x 10m garden, ideally from a firm in the food industry to reflect his ideas for a design.

The ambitious youngster — who will begin studying for A-levels in design technology, photography and IT next month — also runs his own nursery business producing around 10,000 plants a year.

Contact Jack Dunckley at jackdunckley@aol.com.


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