India-inspired garden at Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show celebrates love for cricket [Photos]

This garden by the British Council India reflects the dreams and aspirations of young Indians, and pays homage to Sachin Tendulkar

FP Staff May 23, 2018 16:27:01 IST
At this year's Chelsea Flower Show by the Royal Horticultural Society is an India-inspired garden by the British Council India. Twitter/@inBritish
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At this year's Chelsea Flower Show by the Royal Horticultural Society is an India-inspired garden by the British Council India. Twitter/@inBritish
It celebrates India and the UK's shared love for cricket, through the use of motifs such as cricket stumps, balls and trophies. Twitter/@BelderbosLand
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It celebrates India and the UK's shared love for cricket, through the use of motifs such as cricket stumps, balls and trophies. Twitter/@BelderbosLand
It is called India: A Billion Dreams and has been designed by Sarah Eberle, an award-winning landscape designer. Twitter/@IsabelleYounane
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It is called India: A Billion Dreams and has been designed by Sarah Eberle, an award-winning landscape designer. Twitter/@IsabelleYounane
Apart from paying homage to Sachin Tendulkar, the show also features rare Himalayan Blue poppies, which signify the colour of the Indian cricket team's jerseys. Twitter/@inBritish
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Apart from paying homage to Sachin Tendulkar, the show also features rare Himalayan Blue poppies, which signify the colour of the Indian cricket team's jerseys. Twitter/@inBritish
Also featured in the guardian are sections of pietra dura walls with inlaid semi-precious stones, reportedly created by the same craftsmen who worked on the restoration of the Taj Mahal. Twitter/@inBritish
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Also featured in the guardian are sections of pietra dura walls with inlaid semi-precious stones, reportedly created by the same craftsmen who worked on the restoration of the Taj Mahal. Twitter/@inBritish
It is meant to reflect the dreams and aspirations of young Indians, and this garden has been nominated for the BBC/Royal Horticultural Society's People's Choice Award. Twitter/@inBritish
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It is meant to reflect the dreams and aspirations of young Indians, and this garden has been nominated for the BBC/Royal Horticultural Society's People's Choice Award. Twitter/@inBritish