IGCP Work Selected for RHS Chelsea Flower Show of 2023

Blog | 19/12/22

Fauna and Flora International (FFI) garden designed to showcase IGCP’s mountain gorilla conservation work has been selected for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show by RHS -in May 2023. The Fauna & Flora International Garden was designed to give visitors a window into the spectacular Afromontane landscape and the fascinating habitat of the endangered mountain gorilla. It is centered around the theme of ‘collaboration’ and tells the story of the successful International Gorilla Conservation Programme, which began as a Mountain Gorilla Project.

“Focusing on the success of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme, which is the work of multiple conservation partners, our show garden aims to demonstrate that collaborative, community-focused and locally led conservation – that brings together governments, corporates, and local enterprise – offers the most sustainable solution to the twin biodiversity and climate crises. We believe that people and collaboration need to be at the heart of conservation efforts and we’re looking forward to delivering this message at Chelsea next year,” says Mark Rose, CEO of FFI.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show is organized by the Royal Horticultural Society and was founded in 1804. The event draws a truly global crowd and show cases cutting edge garden designs. FFI hopes it will be a great avenue to showcase IGCP’s work and for fundraising more for mountain gorilla conservation.

The International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) currently consists of Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International and the World Wide Fund for Nature. We recognise that the earth's survival is dependent on humanity's ability to maintain a healthy and balanced environment that includes all species of wildlife.