Tusk Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Tusk is delighted to announce the “Not for Sale” conceptual garden entry at the 2017 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, in collaboration with Ferguson & Whyte Garden Design from Burwash, Kent.  This exciting initiative is sponsored by Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

Visitors will be encouraged to walk around a ring of tusk arches, symbolising the scale of the slaughter of African elephants killed by poachers. Sounds of the African savannah will play around the Tusks while arid grasses, plants and acacia 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, a powerful reminder of the destruction brought about by the illegal ivory trade.

Charlie Mayhew, Tusk CEO, said: "Tusk is very excited by this unusual collaboration and delighted that Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens has generously made it possible for the garden to go ahead. I am sure it will captivate the public’s imagination whilst also delivering a powerful message about the continuing plight of the African elephant."

Press Day & Preview Evening:  Monday 03 July
RHS Members Days:  Tuesday 04 & Wednesday 05 July
Public Show Days:  Thursday 06 – Sunday 09 July

Tusk Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show


Tusk Garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowCotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

Over 12 million visitors have enjoyed the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens since its official opening in March 1970.  The Park is now home to a fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world. With over 260 different species and is one of the largest and most diverse collections in the UK.

For further information please contact:
Mary-Jane Attwood, mary-jane@tusk.org; Tel. 01747 831 005

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