For the 2013 Centenary RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Jinny was honoured to accompany HRH Prince Harry into the show for the first time. His Royal Highness wished to create a garden based around his charity for children in Lesotho facing life with HIV. Lesotho, also known as the Forgotten Kingdom, has a fascinating landscape and culture that confounds one’s expectations of what makes a country ‘African’. Its climate is akin to that of Wales with which it is twinned, cool and damp, hence the need for wearing thick blankets. This garden was a contemporary evocation of the mountains, round houses and wonderfully unusual blanket designs that are the national costume.
Image credits: Allan Pollok-Morris
Design drawing copyright of Jinny Blom Ltd.