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The Wildlife Garden is central to a rejuvenation project being carried out to reflect changes in the marque's approaches towards conservation.

25 Jun 2021 | International News : U.K.


Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to announce the winner of its competition that invited children, age five to 11, to design new features for the Wildlife Garden at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood. From scores of entries submitted online, the judges unanimously selected 'Tiggy Town' by Iris, age eight, as their winner.

Established as part of the original landscaping when the plant was built in the early 2000s, the Wildlife Garden plays home to a wide variety of flora and fauna native to the South of England. These new features are central to a rejuvenation project being carried out to reflect changes in the marque's approaches towards conservation.

The judges unanimously selected 'Tiggy Town' by Iris, age eight, as the winner
'Tiggy Town' is designed to support the U.K.'s wild hedgehog population, which is in critical decline. Together with beautiful little hedgehog houses with individual addresses, it has features to encourage the insects and invertebrates that hedgehogs feed on.

For instance, the houses have grass roofs that attract pollinators. A leaf pile, compost heap and log piles provide shelter for all kinds of insects, and serve as hedgehog hibernating places.

As a tribute to the Rolls-Royce Dawn, which was designed with the senses in mind, Iris has included lavender, roses, lemon balm, and a fragrant camomile lawn in her design. The sensory experience is completed by the sound of water and the smell of damp leaves.

Later this year, Iris will be chauffeur-driven to the Home of Rolls-Royce to perform an official opening ceremony for the rejuvenated Garden, before viewing her winning feature in its new setting. Iris and three runners-up also receive framed certificates to recognise their hard work and creativity.

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