Oxfam Tatton Park climate change garden

Oxfam helps farmers all over the world to deal with the effects of climate change whether it be drought in Africa or flooding in Bangladesh. To highlight their work, Oxfam have designed and created a garden called “When the waters rise”at the RHS Tatton Park Show this week.


This beautiful garden won Gold yesterday and was further enhanced by having a A Handbag Full of Harmonies, a ladies choir, sing a specially composed piece in the garden.The song and the garden combined depict the struggles faced by farmers around the world, that are brought about by the effects of climate change. The 50-strong all-women choir is a symbol of solidarity with women farmers especially, who are often hit the hardest by climate change.


You might like to visit another page on the Oxfam website that is helping to raise money for the terrible drought in East Africa. It would be wonderful to use wiining a Gold Award at the RHS Show to create funds for communities who are already suffering the devastation of climate change.


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