So many people are helping to make this garden happen. Thank you all:
Hawe Bouba (African Indigenous Women’s Organisation), Aishatou Aisha (AIWO), Haman Hajara (AIWO), Crispin White (Chiswick Consulting), Mark Stephens (Finers Stephens Innocent), Kay and Andrew Hunter-Johnston, Fiona and Stephen Ruttle, Sue and Sandy Arbuthnot, Suky Skinner (Powerhouse Partnership), Dr Tony Hughes (Princess Grace Hospital), R Lakhan Samuels (Lakhan Samuels & Co), Jules Bundy, Gaie and Toby Owen, Susan and David Jackson, Su Sheppard (Vice Consul, British High Commission Yaounde), Karin Ndzelen (British High Commission Yaounde), Annie Maccoby, Jo Owen (Leadership Partnership), Carlos Magdalena, Nick Mann (Habitat Aid), Richard John (Giving Nation), Anne Molyneux (Citizenship Foundation), Rupert Armstrong Evans (Evans Engineering), Tim Gray (Duchy of Cornwall), Susann Pauli (Vice Consul, British High Commission, Yaounde), Guy Broucke (UNESCO), Phillippa May, Natalie Brown (Green & Black’s), Craig Sams (Green & Black’s) Clive Farrell, Hayley Monkton (RHS), Bob Sweet (RHS), James Alexander-Sinclair, Stephen Bennett (RHS), Alex Benwell (RHS), Clare Greene (RHS), Saibu Doi Anugu (African indigenous people’s organisation Mboscuda), Shrutee Desai, Bex Bailey and students at Rushcliffe Comprehensive Notts, Woodstone Primary Leicestershire, Tim Smit (Eden Project), Julia Hailes (Sustainability), Simon Arscott, Ginny and Humphrey Battcock, Tristam Carrington-Windo (Anglo-German Translators), Rose and Miranda, Gaynor Aaltonen, Will Pearson, Sarah Martin, Martin Chilcott (2degrees), Catelijne Prinse-Woollam (WWF-UK), Emily Azis, Dr Tim Hounsome (biocensus), Dr Rebecca Surender (Green-Templeton College, Oxford), Annabel James (Magenta Projects), Laura Brown, Megan Callaway (CallawayMerrill), Robert Jackson, Tim Miles (Cotswold Wildlife Park); The Rainforest Foundation UK (for making possible my participation in the Giving Nation Trip to Cameroon) and Martin Cradick who has made the following recording of Baka women singing in the rainforest (http://www.baka.co.uk/press/albums/forest/index.html)
Finally a massive thanks to Rod and Mark Winrow and the whole of their Garden House Design team including Paul Blackman, Glen Reeves and Damian Thurgar who built this garden and Debbie Winrow who created the collage of torn indigenous people’s maps that surrounds the garden. Their hard work, passion for this project and their attention to detail has made every day on the build rewarding as well as productive.
Damian’s son James Thurgar supplied the garden’s snakeskin so delivering us back to Eden