Hope in Vulnerability Garden celebrates the opening of the Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho, South Africa. It is designed to raise awareness of Sentebale’s work in providing healthcare and education to Lesotho’s most vulnerable children, many of whom are victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDs epidemic.
Giving visitors a taste of Lesotho and the bright, vibrant atmosphere of the Mamohato camp, the garden surrounds a building, constructed using traditional materials and methods, which represents the entrance building to Mamohato Children’s Centre.
Set out in three sections the garden begins with the rough, wild landscape of Lesotho, moves through a ‘camp’ area representing the activities at Mamohato camp to a rock/waterscape representative of the mountainous region in this part of Southern Africa. The planting is a bold complex scheme with a tapestry of colour and contrasting textures.