Inspired by the 30th anniversary of the Ethiopian famine, The World Vision Garden offers a retrospective on the successful development of the Antsokia Valley over the past three decades. It is a stand-alone installation that captures the moment the initial aid crates fell to earth.
With the parachute still tangled in the tree, an aid crate has fallen into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and opened to reveal an inverted landscape. A verdant mass of foliage tumbles from the ceiling. The lush landscape represents the promise from World Vision to work alongside the people of Ethiopia, providing immediate aid relief as well as long term education and help, so that a once barren dustbowl where children lived in fear can become a self-sustaining oasis full of hope.
The installation is the first in a trilogy of World Vision gardens in 2014, with others at the RHS Flower Show Birmingham and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.