Chelsea 2018 Windrush

Another Chelsea Gold for Birmingham

Posted May 22, 2018

Congratulations to the Birmingham Parks Team who were awarded a prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal for their Windrush Garden today.

This year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush in Britain. To mark this anniversary, Baroness Floella Benjamin, patron of the Windrush Foundation and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) ambassador, was involved in creating the display at the Chelsea Flower Show with Birmingham City Council to recognise and celebrate the legacy of the Windrush Generation. The display aims to capture the pioneering spirit of these passengers.

This beautiful garden has a model of the Windrush itself will form the centrepiece of the display. Either side of the ship will be floral displays, one representing life in the Caribbean and the other representing Britain, including representations of the jobs that many of those on board the Windrush did once they arrived in Britain.

Congratulations again to everyone involved for the amazing display and wonderful willow sculptures.

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