On the 30th June CARAS Youth Club members travelled to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to help with the build of the Border Control Concept Garden. It was a fascinating visit – to see the TTT blog post, click here.
Now the garden is finished and open to the public. The Youth Club paid a second visit this week to see it.
In the past week there has been a lot of interest in Border Control. Although we don’t claim any responsibility we are thrilled…
The garden won an RHS Gold Medal, and also won the Award for the best of the ten Concept Gardens.
We’re proud because taking a very small part in the garden has helped us spread the word about the reality of refugees’ experiences and helped us be confident that our Rooting in Tooting project with CARAS is valuable. The visit has given fascinating experiences for Youth Club members as a group about encountering new aspects of Britain, and created and opportunity for them to explore and communicate their own responses.
The Evening Standard covered Border Control again yesterday, including an interview with one of the CARAS Youth Club members – you can read the article here
Finally, there are a few free tickets available for the Hampton Court Show, for tomorrow (Sunday) – the last day.
These tickets have to be collected in Tooting today, Saturday 9th July, before 4pm.
This is a very last minute-offer so excuse the rush – if you would like to have a ticket or two, email as soon as you can to TTT at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will explain how to collect.
Go and visit Border Control in person!