- Sponsored by
- Green & Black’s
- Designed by
- Jane Owen with Ann-Marie Powell
- Built by
- Garden House Design
This garden conjures up a rainforest family home and has been made, in part, by Cameroonian indigenous women to raise awareness about the threats that they and the rainforest are facing.
The garden has its roots in the 18th century British tradition of narrative gardens. The story of this garden is about changes that hunter gatherers are making as their hunting grounds are being destroyed by illegal logging, mining and bush meat hunting. Roughly cleared productive plots planted with crops like maize and cassava are one of the ways that indigenous communities now provide food for themselves.
Jane Owen would like to thank Margerite Akom, Jeanne Noah and Mathilde Zang for their inspiration and invaluable contribution.