RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2018
Naomi was excited to work with renowned HIV partnership, Cherub, at The Chelsea Flower Show. The garden she designed and built as a platform to help raise awareness about young people living with HIV in the UK and beyond. Naomi’s garden aimed to challenge stigmas and promote the message that it’s possible to live well with HIV, as well as highlighting the search for a cure through dedicated scientific research.
Naomi designed her debut garden with young people in mind, working in conjunction with children’s HIV charity CHIVA, which has offered advice and inspiration. Using over 1,000 plants, the key species included Acer Osakazuki, Acer Vitifolium, Acer Palmatum, Drimys winteri and Dicksonia antarctica, supplied by Hortus Loci Ltd. Other materials included composite stone for a white ‘pod’ structure, Welsh blue-grey slate and bamboo composite.
The garden was built by Burnham Landscaping and conceived by Professor John Frater, University of Oxford and Professor Sarah Fidler, Imperial College, London.
Naomi was really excited to receive a Silver-Gilt award from the RHS.
BBC Two Website – May 2018
The Telegraph – 22nd May 2018
The Telegraph (Awards) – 24th May 2018
The Guardian – 19th May 2018
Oxford Today – 25th May 2018
University Of Oxford: Medical Sciences – April 2018
Shoreham Herald – 19th April 2018
West Sussex Gazette – 19th April 2018
SGD Garden Design Journal – May 2018
Reckless Gardener – March 2018
Shed Working – 25th March 2018
ProLandscaper Magazine – 18th April 2018
Gay Star News – 25th May 2018
ProLandscaper Magazine – 22nd May 2018
Landscape Show Preview – 4th June 2018
BBC One – 23rd May 2018
BBC One, South Today News – 22nd May 2018
BBC Radio Leicester
BBC Radio London
Naomi is an inspiring and thoughtful designer, and a delight to work with. Her design for our 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden won an amazing Silver Gilt medal and presented an amazing message about stigma for those living with HIV.
JOHN FRATER, OXFORD UNIVERSITY