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Juliet Sargeant

Growing the Plants for the Modern Slavery Garden

Juliet Sargeant

Slave-free Charcoal from Local Woodlands

Press Day At RHS Chelsea - Image Gallery

We had a great first day at the Chelsea Flower Show and welcomed guests to the Modern Slavery Garden. These guests included Home Secretary Theresa May, Natasha Rufus Isaacs from Beulah London, our pat...

Freedom Street Launch - Image gallery

Images from Freedom Street at Chelsea Fringe. London is changing... There are 13,000 slaves in London and the UK. People held in captivity and illegally forced to work.We are changing Orange Square i...
Are you slavery free?

Can I ask you a question?

Today over 27 million people are trapped in modern slavery around the world. We have the power to change this and make slavery history. Will you join us and #askthequestion?  
Allotment Project for Victims of Human Trafficking

The healing powers of gardening for survivors of modern slavery

Modern Slavery can be any way that one human being finds to exploit another for their own financial gain – forced labour, forced prostitution, the types of exploitation we see are only limited by the...

I am a sucker for ice cream…

On the journey of learning about modern day slavery I went through the normal stages of shock, disbelief, research and finally the determination to do whatever I can to end slavery in my own life time...

Digging for questions when to call a spade a shovel?

Gardening in this country is something of a sport. I understand that there are something like 27 million active gardeners in the UK. That's about the same number as the number of slaves (we are told)...
Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sargeant (Garden Designer) speaking at the preview for the Modern Slavery Garden

The peview of the Modern Slavery Garden took place on May 3rd 2016 at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Karen Bradley

Karen Bradley (Minister for Slavery and Trafficking) speaking at the Modern Slavery Garden preview

The peview of the Modern Slavery Garden took place on May 3rd 2016 at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Frank Field MP

Frank Field MP speaking at the preview for the Modern Slavery Garden

The peview of the Modern Slavery Garden took place on May 3rd 2016 at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Kevin Hyland

Kevin Hyland (Anti-Slavery Commissioner) speaking at the preview for the Modern Slavery Garden

The peview of the Modern Slavery Garden took place on May 3rd 2016 at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Monique Villa

Monique Villa (Thomson Reuters) speaking at the preview for the Modern Slavery Garden

The peview of the Modern Slavery Garden took place on May 3rd 2016 at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sargeant (Garden Designer) on Modern Slavery at Brunch at Wiston House, West Sussex

The event took place on May 3rd 2016 to raise awareness about Modern Slavery.
Emily Chalke

Emily Chalke on Modern Slavery at Brunch at Wiston House, West Sussex

The event took place on May 3rd 2016 to raise awareness about Modern Slavery.
Maggie Ellis

Maggie Ellis on Modern Slavery at Brunch at Wiston House, West Sussex

The event took place on May 3rd 2016 to raise awareness about Modern Slavery.
Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales on Modern Slavery at Brunch at Wiston House, West Sussex

The event took place on May 3rd 2016 to raise awareness about Modern Slavery.

What today's business leaders could learn from 18th Century Potter-extraordinaire Josiah Wedgwood

The first abolitionist movement was lead by a band of abolitionists who called themselves 'The Society for Effecting the End of the Slave Trade'. One of its members was a businessman called Josiah Wed...

Pippa Cheshire - To Inspire and Educate

The Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower states that its aim is "To inspire and educate", and this year's Modern Slavery Garden 2016 seeks to do just that. Gardens have always held great sign...
The Making of The Modern Slavery Garden

The Making ofThe Modern Slavery Garden

Press Launch of Modern Slavery Garden - Pictures by Nick Harvey

Press Launch of Modern Slavery Garden for RHS Chelsea flower show 2016. Chelsea physic garden private event. May 3rd 2016

Press Launch of Modern Slavery Garden - Pictures by Lowrell

Press Launch of Modern Slavery Garden for RHS Chelsea flower show 2016. Chelsea physic garden private event. May 3rd 2016.
Meeting Toby the Blacksmith

Meeting Toby the Blacksmith

#askthequestion - is there slavery on my street
Planting the oak saplings with survivors of slavery

Planting the oak saplings with survivors of slavery

Juliet Sargeant (Garden Designer for Modern Slavery Garden) and Charles Hart (Campaign Manager for Modern Slavery Garden Chelsea 2016) spend a morning gardening with survivors of modern slavery.

Inger Woodcock - The Chelsea Flower Show will never be the same again!

The Chelsea Flower Show will never be the same again! I have been aware of modern slavery for years but not paid much attention to it. My grandmother was very aware of slavery when I was a teenager in...

Kristy Adams - Monty Don and the secret challenge

Monty Don and I have never met, but he changed my life in one sentence, he challenged all politicians to take a year out of politics and instead invest time in the garden. I read it just after the gen...

Edward Bulmer - What does slavery have to do with me?

In 1772 a high court judge paved the way for the abolition of slavery by ruling that a man could not be the property of another man. The Somerset case started the process that led to William Wilberfor...

Saskia Peill - They would dress me up as a princess

"They would dress me up as a princess." If I told that statement to my daughters they would no doubt conjure up images of Cinderella, Elsa and the Little Mermaid. But would it shock you to know the tr...

Anti-Slavery International - Creating a Slavery-Free World

The excellent Modern Slavery Garden initiative at the forthcoming Chelsea Flower Show will help to highlight a growing human rights abuse, that of modern slavery in all its many guises which is ever p...

Hestia Anti Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern day issue, with crimes committed across the UK rising year on year. The Home Office estimates that there are between 10,000 - 13,000 victims of modern day slavery across...

Freedom is in Peril. Defend it with all your might.

So often when we hear about needy causes we send what money we can and then forget about them, or in any case they drift to the back of our minds as the humdrum of life presses back in. When I first g...
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Juliet Sargeant - #askthequestion

Ensuring a slavery-free garden is not as easy as it sounds.

BBC2 - Britain's Secret Slavery Business

On Friday March 11th at 10 pm BBC2 showed a programme on Modern Slavery called Britain's Secret Slavery Business - which was absolutely in step with everything the Chelsea 2016 Modern Slavery Garden i...
Slavery

Modern Slavery behind closed doors - It's closer than you think

Is there slavery behind the doors in your street? Has slaves been used in making the product you want to buy? There are 28 million slaves in the world today. Europe has an estimated 600.000 slaves. A...

Charlie Blythe from A21 - together we can end human trafficking

To date, A21 has seen a total of 49 traffickers convicted resulting in 647 years in prison sentences and fines of $2,650,021.68. On October 17, people across the globe rallied together, along with th...
Juliet

Juliet Sargeant - The Wilberforce Oak

The MSG team visits the place where William Wilberforce decided to draft his anti-slavery bill in 1787.
Juliet

Juliet Sargeant - At home at Christmas

The early inspiration for the Modern Slavery Garden.

Launch Event

Last night the nation's first Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, launched The Modern Slavery Garden. The garden is being created for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2016. Our thanks to the Royal Hortic...

What's your choice?

It is great to have a patch of land that you can mould in any way that you choose. I love to take a stroll around my village and to look at what my neighbours have chosen to do with their front garden...

And we're off!

I have already had my first sleepless night. That was a while ago and the RHS hadn't even announced their garden allocations for Chelsea Flower Show 2016; but now they...

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