Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Garden for Lesotho

LONDON, ENGLAND

Chelsea Flower Show 2013

Garden for Lesotho

LONDON, ENGLAND

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: Nadia Mackenzie, Christopher Jackson, Allan Pollock-Morris
Design drawing copyright of Jinny Blom Ltd.