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Modern Slavery Garden wins Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show, May 2016

 

Awarded gold, Juliet Sargeant’s Modern Slavery Garden highlighted the chilling fact that, two centuries after the passing of the Slavery Act, there are still 27 million slaves worldwide.
At the heart of the Modern Slavery Garden is an oak tree, similar to the one (still alive in Sussex, UK) under which William Wilberforce stood when he dedicated his life to ending slavery, symbolising hope. A series of front doors such as you see on every street led to a path of freedom planted with a riot of colour, to uplift and give hope.
You can see and hear Juliet Sargeant speak about the garden at:
http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-05-17/designer-brings-modern-slavery-garden-to-chelsea-flower-show/
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-36367792
 
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person