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World Vision Garden

Designed by John Warland. The World Vision garden that remembers the many Cambodian children who live on just two bowls of rice a day. In this sequel to the  at Chelsea Flower Show, the symbolic paddy field has been allowed to drain and the rice is ready for harvest.

World Vision Garden

Sculptural terraces of translucent orange acrylic rods majestically convey the rice. Award-winning designer John Warland also uses grasses  - such as Deschampsia, Stipa and Calamagrostis -  to represent rice in different stages of growth.

World Vision Garden

Two black pools contain water hyacinth, which are found in the water pools of famous temple complex Angkor Wat, and are used by Cambodian farmers to reduce malarial breeding grounds and fix nitrates in.

World Vision Garden

The core message of this garden is harsh: the lives of many Cambodian children are devastated by poor nutrition, but flowers of hope bloom.  Amongst the symbolic fields of rice, herbaceous perennials bloom - including purple Veronicastrum, Cenolophium, and Achillea - to represent how Cambodia’s rural poor are being supported by World Vision’s livelihood projects.

World Vision Garden

Plant list


Trachycarpus fortunei



Stipa tenuissima
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
Arundo donax



Eichhornia crassipes
Equisetum hyemale



Achillea 'Terracotta'
Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'
Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst'
Achillea 'Walther Funcke'
Veronica spicata 'Glory'
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'
Cenolophium denudatum
Dipsacus fullonum
Eryngium x zabelii 'Jos Eijking'
Agastache 'Black Adder'
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'