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February 22, 2018

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RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2018 highlights announced -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mayor of London and L&Q to invest £500m in Barking Riverside -

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam to focus on separate ventures -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Masterplanners appointed for Stonedale regeneration plan -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Collectors Garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival -

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Registration opens for The Chelsea Fringe 2018 -

Monday, February 19, 2018

New directors appointed as Glendale announces restructure -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh teams up with Beth Chatto Educational Trust for charity fundraiser -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cheltenham High Street improvements begin this summer -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

LDA Design to deliver a Big Town Plan for Shrewsbury -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mayor’s £6m fund to boost green spaces & reduce plastic waste -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Get your hands dirty with an RHS apprenticeship -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride-on mower -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Piet Oudolf at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2018 -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

RAF100 Centenary Garden seeks sponsors -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Show of resilience from invasives experts at industry conference -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Celebrating business success: The Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2017 -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Palmstead Nurseries launches new staff training academy -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Phillip Johnson Landscapes presents poppy tribute at RHS Chelsea 2016

Phillip Johnson

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 will include a community tribute of respect and remembrance, presented by Phillip Johnson Landscapes. Johnson’s design will incorporate over 2,000m2 of handcrafted poppies which will be spread into the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea; this is the first time RHS Chelsea has connected into the grounds of the Hospital in such a dramatic way.

The Chelsea tribute will honour all of the Commonwealth servicemen and women, who have fought across all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years. The generous assistance of the Victorian Government’s Department of Veterans Affairs has been instrumental in allowing this largely unfunded community project to travel to London for the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The idea for the tribute comes from Melbourne-based duo Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight, who started to craft and plant 120 poppies in 2013 to honour their fathers who fought in World War II.

More than 300,000 handcrafted poppies were collected between 2013 and 2015 for installation in Melbourne’s Federation Square on Anzac (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Day 2015, with simultaneous installations in many states throughout Australia, in New Zealand and Singapore.

This coincided with the Centenary of Anzac commemorations in Australia and New Zealand. When the pair decided to take their project to the wider community in June 2013, a target of 5000 poppies was, according to fibre artists Berry and Knight, “a challenging but achievable” target. That target was reached in November 2013 for the official launch, and it was evident that 5000 Poppies had captured the imagination of the community worldwide, culminating in more than 50,000 contributors of all ages from all areas of the globe.

In March 2015, 5000 Poppies teamed up with acclaimed landscape designer Phillip Johnson to present a spectacular community tribute garden at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Seen by more than one million people, this emotional installation was Phillip’s personal tribute to his great grandfather
Lieutenant Frederick Johnson, who fought and died on the Somme in WWI.

5000 Poppies again teamed up with Phillip Johnson and his company, Phillip Johnson Landscapes to create the stunning installation in Melbourne’s Federation Square, which was seen around the world on Anzac Day in April 2015. The success at Federation Square has led to an unprecedented invitation for this inspirational team to showcase their installation at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in
2016.

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