The Fauna & Flora Garden, which won silver at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has a new home in the Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome.

Cornish-based garden designer, Jilayne Rickards, celebrated the win for highlighting the collaborative conservation work of Fauna & Flora, an international nature conservation charity.

Many of the difficult-to-source plants that feature in the garden were obtained by the Eden team from the iconic Rainforest Biome and from growers as far afield as Ghana. These were grown in Eden’s new state-of-the-art plant nursery, Growing Point, before making their way to the prestigious show. 

The garden focuses on the Afromontane landscape of Central Africa and highlights the need for responsible tourism to help protect endangered mountain gorillas. Featuring a waterfall within the design, the garden’s return to Eden sees a second waterfall added to the Rainforest Biome.

Catherine Cutler, Eden’s head of living landscapes, said: “It’s incredibly rewarding for the team here at Eden to welcome the Fauna & Flora Garden to the Rainforest Biome. We have worked closely with Jilayne and the team from start to finish, growing and nurturing many of the plants in the garden. These include the ferociously spikey Acanthus eminens, the pretty Parochetus, brightly flowering Brillantaisia subulugarica and tasty Plectranthus amboinicus. At Eden, our mission is to demonstrate the interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of finding balance to foster environmental harmony and social equity, so this garden really embodies our mission, and we’re proud to continue sharing its message.”