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Return to the Chelsea Flower Show

Charity garden partnership set to put Forgotten Kingdom on the map

We are really excited to announce that we will be returning to Chelsea this year working with landscape and garden designer Jinny Blom to construct the ‘forget me not’ garden as part of the RHS flower show's centenary year.

B&Q, the UK’s leading home improvement retailer is to partner with Sentebale, a children’s charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in sponsoring the garden. The objective of the partnership is to raise awareness of the charity whose role is supporting Lesotho’s most needy and vulnerable children, many of whom are victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho’s HIV/AIDs epidemic.

Sentebale which means ‘forget me not’ in Sesotho (the language spoken in Lesotho), was set up in 2006 in memory of Prince Harry’s and Prince Seeiso’s mothers. The charity works in partnership with the Basotho people at all levels to provide health care and education to the most needy children; in particular those suffering with the HIV infection, children with disabilities, orphans and herd boys whose livelihood limits their access to education. The ‘Forget-Me-Not’ theme will be an important part of the partnership and the garden.

We’ll be posting progress reports on the blog so please keep checking in and see how you can get behind the charity. www.sentebale.org

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