RHS Chelsea Flower Show ‘People’s Choice’ Winner 2019
Christina Williams and Annie Prebensen
The Donkey Sanctuary
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How Green Nurseries
Frogheath Landscapes were proud to build the Artisan Garden called “Donkeys Matter”, sponsored by The Donkey Sanctuary charity which has won the coveted People’s Choice Award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 in London on Friday 24th May 2019. The garden also won an RHS Silver Medal.
This beautiful garden has acted as a focal point to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary and to showcase its international work. Designed by Christina Williams and Annie Prebensen, the ‘Donkeys Matter’ garden uses water as its central theme, demonstrating how owning a donkey means access to clean and fresh water for some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world. A bank of lavender is reached by a narrow path that leads to a rocky area. The path represents the vital journeys that donkeys carry out on behalf of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities where no ‘white van’ or family car can travel.
Most of the construction took place at Frogheath’s Burwash Weald site – months before everything had to be transported to London for the build and the all important planting.
Stephen Moody, Director of Frogheath Landscapes commented: “We are thrilled that the garden won the People’s Choice Award. Our skilful team worked very hard to produce this lovely show garden, with 4.30am starts and late night finishes over a 10 day period leading up to the show opening.
We even had two of the Sanctuary’s donkeys visiting the garden on Monday 20th May – they made quite an impression!”
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