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June 25, 2018

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Ecoscape

Prince William’s wildlife charity to showcase garden at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2017

Last month, Tusk announced the “NOT FOR SALE” garden entry at the 2017 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The conceptual garden, created by Ferguson & Whyte Garden Design and generously sponsored by Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, is inspired by the devastating effects of the global ivory trade.

The garden is designed by experienced landscape gardeners Mark Whyte and Charmayne Ferguson who last year delivered a Silver Gilt award conceptual garden. Learning from their experience, they are confident of securing a Gold Gilt with this year’s concept, which has already received strong commendations from the RHS selection panel. They have already chosen to use experienced garden landscapers, Hythe Garden Landscapes to build the garden as they did such a good job in 2016. As the company continues to expand, taking on such a large project is manageable and with a team of experienced and trained landscape gardeners, they are confident that they can deliver a garden worthy of an award.

Visitors will be encouraged to walk around a ring of 100 pairs of tusk arches, each representing the estimated number of African elephants killed by poachers every day. Sounds of the African savannah will play around the tusks while arid grasses, plants and trees will help create a real sense of Africa. At the end of the arched walk, the garden opens into an African savannah, where the bones of an elephant lie in the dust as a powerful symbol of the destruction of Africa’s elephants.

Tusk is at the forefront of highlighting the illegal wildlife trade and continues to press for the closure of domestic ivory trade across the world and particularly in the UK. Tusk seeks to enforce a combination of greater law enforcement and judicial penalties to eradicate this devastating trade across the world, as well as demand reduction and consumer awareness programmes in the Far East.

Tusk is proactively supported by its Royal Patron, The Duke of Cambridge. A key moment was Tusk’s Time for Change event at The View from The Shard last September, when Prince William delivered a powerful call for a global closure of domestic ivory markets during an impassioned speech, broadcast live to an international audience of millions ahead of the opening of the CITES* conference.

Charlie Mayhew, Tusk CEO, confirmed: “Tusk welcomes this exciting collaboration with Ferguson & Whyte and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and hopes the “Not for Sale” garden not only captivates the public’s imagination but also delivers a strong message about the plight of the African elephant.”

Mark Whyte from Ferguson & Whyte Garden Design said: “We designed the ‘Not For Sale’ conceptual garden with strong feelings towards the ban on Ivory trade. The garden is a shocking truth that cannot be ignored and we hope it will make a difference to a currently awful situation. We are thrilled to working with Tusk and the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens on the project as they are so closely linked with this issue.”

Reggie Heyworth, managing director of Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens added: “We hope that this striking project, championed by Tusk, can play a part in raising awareness of the poaching crisis in Africa. This generation of world leaders needs to decide now if these wild animals and wild places are to be saved, or lost forever”.

 

*(Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species)

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