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Chelsea Flower Show Garden designer Chris Beardshaw on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘The garden was awarded gold at the best flower show in the world’

Episode 8 – Digging for Gold: Chris Beardshaw

Chris Beardshaw on the inspiration behind his medal-winning RNLI Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

To help him create the RNLI’s Chelsea Flower Show Garden, Chris Beardshaw visited Portishead RNLI as well as the charity’s All-weather Lifeboat Centre. Hear him talk about what inspired him, and get an insight into why he thinks the charity provides ‘the gold standard of rescue services’.

Chris Beardshaw's garden design was the perfect tribute to our Georgian roots, while reflecting the forward-thinking organisation we are today. Hear from another designer who faced a creative challenge – sculptor Sam Holland (Episode 89) on designing the RNLI Memorial.