31 Jan 2007

Lust For Chelsea- Children's Charity Makes Debut

31 January 2007

The Children’s Society Lust for Life garden was selected from a myriad of competing designs vying for space at the world’s most prestigious horticultural event of the year.

The innovative and invigorating design, utilises the space to represent children’s dreams through vibrantly coloured planting and ‘thought bubbles’ representing the dreams of children and their manifestation into reality. An arc of water, representing the power and triumph of the human spirit, traverses the garden in rhythmic bursts to the beat of the Iggy Pop song - ‘Lust For Life’.

Designer Angus Thompson, a newcomer to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, designed the urban garden to reflect children’s zest and energy for life and the innate potential of childhood. Chelsea gold medal-winning garden constructors, Landform Consultants, will work with Angus to build the garden and bring it to life.

Richard Johnson at The Children's Society, said: “With an award winning pedigree team, The Children's Society is looking to make a dream debut at Chelsea 2007. Thanks to our sponsors Ecclesiastical Insurance, this vibrantly designed urban garden is sure to catch the eye of all Chelsea visitors. The added bonus is the recycling and re-use of the different elements of our garden in The Children's Society projects.”

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 22 – 26 May 2007.

Notes to Editors:

Media Enquiries: David Hudi-Dinnage, 020 7841 4422, dhd@childsoc.org.uk

  • The Children’s Society is a national children’s charity working with over 50,000 children and teenagers every year, in 90 towns and cities. It works in partnership with communities, schools and families. It helps: children at risk on the streets; children in trouble with the law; young refugees; children with disabilities.
  • Founded in 1887, Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of charities, schools, the care sector, churches and historic buildings.Visit Ecclesiastical Insurance at www.ecclesiastical.com