The garden was designed to help raise awareness of Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso’s charity Sentebale, which aims to help vulnerable children in Lesotho in southern Africa.
Set up in 2006 in memory of their mothers, the name of the charity, Sentebale, means ‘forget me not’ in Sesotho, the language spoken in Lesotho.
And I’m a huge fan of this dainty plant, which was very much in abundance in the garden.
‘I came up with the design after looking at images of the landscape of Lesotho and noticing several repetitive motifs that seem to be specific to the country; the striated rock of the mountains, the exquisite terraces built for growing crops, the circular houses with their decorated earthen plaster finishes and the extraordinary blanket designs worn by everyone, man, woman and child, against the cold and rain.’
Here are some images of the design…
B&Q is helping Sentebale raise money through the show garden by helping customers re-create Chelsea at home with an exclusive and limited edition, Chelsea Collection.
The collection, which is currently available in all British stores, includes six flowers and plants which are inspired by the garden:
- Forget-Me-Not Tri Pack
- Chelsea Garden Collection
- Diana Princess of Wales Rose
- Princes Rose
- Two Princes Standard Rose
- Chelsea Lily
Many congratulations to Prince Harry, Jinny, Sentebale and B&Q for being awarded a Silver-Gilt Medal.
If you’d like to keep up-to-date with Jinny’s news this week at Chelsea, she’s on Twitter.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)