The Key: Chelsea Flower Show / London, UK / 2009
ASF created a symbolic pavilion centrepiece for a major show garden, designed by the Eden Project, at the 2009 RHS Chelsea Flower Show to help raise the issue of homelessness and positive change.
ASF based our design on sustainability, resourcefulness, and the creative adaptation of materials that were once discarded by society as waste. These materials were transformed by people who have themselves experienced social exclusion through homelessness and who are now being trained at St Edmunds Society in Norwich and Noah Enterprise Centre in Luton.
Places of Change: Chelsea Flower Show / London, UK / 2010
ASF returned to Chelsea in 2010 as part of the Eden Project’s Places of Change programme. Over three hundred homeless and disadvantaged people were given the opportunity to participate in the design, construction and horticulture training programmes in order to create the largest show garden in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. ASF worked specifically with Noah Enterprise (Luton), Watford New Hope Trust (Watford) and Crisis Skylight (London) to build half of the main central timber spine. We also engaged in a participatory design and construction process for the planting zone which was dedicated to manufacture and industry.