THE WHAT? The Body Shop has showcased its Sanctuary Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with the aim of sending a powerful message about climate change.
THE DETAILS According to a press release, “Bought to life by botanist Jennifer Hirsch, the conceptual garden aims to send a powerful message about the destructive impact of climate change and young people’s emotional burnout from societies’ challenges.”
The Body Shop stated that the garden sends a message that everyone has a vital role as ‘custodians of this planet and the people who call it home to protect it for future generations.’
According to the RHS, the space and shape of the garden-as-sculpture are defined by a series of Corten steel arches in various states of char, dividing three segments of planting that tell the regeneration story from charcoaled, diminished forest floor to a verdant, diverse explosion of plant life.
THE WHY? The garden was inspired by the new generation of changemakers and activists and their determination to change the world for the better.
The Body Shop says, “The garden is designed to tell a story of environmental and societal regeneration, connecting nature’s restorative abilities with young people’s resilience in the face of pressures like climate anxiety.”