I’m really delighted to hear about the proposal for a Baka garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. This is a really important opportunity to educate an influential audience about the plight of the Baka and their magnificent forests.
Dr Nick Brown MA MSc DPhil DipLATHE
Fellow and senior tutor,
Linacre College, Oxford University,
forest ecology specialist
The Eden Project
“The Eden Project is delighted to be associated with this garden because nit addresses serious issues in a way that can bring them to the attention of a wide audience and this in turn will provide the awareness that is so necessary for peoples under threat through not having a voice. The RHS is once again to be commended for its growing support for gardens that have meaning as well as great beauty and artistry. When all is said and done horticulture lies at the heart of life on earth and plants themselves are the mainstay of life itself. Gardens such as this remind us that wherever in the world we live our own Eden’s need to be nurtured – out of need and out of sentiment”.
The Eden Project
I love the idea of a Baka garden. It’s a great way to show how these people live in harmony with the surrounding rainforest. And more importantly to highlight the threat of deforestation in their region.
Julia Hailes, MBE,
Of all the great rainforests of the world those of West Africa under particular threat.
This project is of vital significance to help draw attention to the fragile future of these magnificent ecosystems and the plight of the people who depend on them.
Sir Peter Crane FRS
Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
The British High Commission in Cameroon supports this project