Prince Harry’s planned Chelsea Flower Show garden this year is to reflect and symbolise losing his mother, the designer of the garden has said.
The garden, created by Jinny Blom for Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale is to go on display at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Members of the Royal Family often visit the flower show, which begins at the end of this month.
“One thing that’s important in life is shelter and a home. Harry is someone who has lost those parental arms that we all need round us. He knows all about it, of course, that kids deserve to be loved and picked up,” Jinny Blom told the Radio Times.
A pattern ‘based on the idea of hearts and crowns’, cut into a floating stone in the middle of the garden would symbolise the Prince and his loss, she said.
Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales died in 1997 in a car crash in Paris. Blom also told Radio Times magazine: ‘I think she [Prince Harry’s mother] is always there, present in him. Harry knows as well as anyone what loss means.”
Prince Harry’s charity, created in conjunction with Lesotho Prince Seeiso in 2006, was created in honour of the late Princess of Wales and focusses on providing help for victims of poverty.