After her success at the Bafta’s, the film world holds its breath to see if Helena Bonham Carter will win an Oscar for her performance in the ‘Kings Speech’!
And all of us at Giles Landscapes really hopes she does! We were all lucky enough to meet Helena and her Mum at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2009 where she was the first superstar to visit our Gold medal winning ‘Fenland Alchemist Garden’. Her enthusiasm for the garden was a massive boost for our weary team who had just that morning completed the garden and gone through the rigorous judging procedure. Listening to Helena and her Mother’s wonderful comments really made us feel that we had fulfilled our aim of bringing a place of quirky Fenland magic to Chelsea.
However Helena may have had another reason to be interested in our garden – the fact that her Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint’s Grand parents came from the Fens – its a shame he wasn’t there to have a look.
Anyway Helena proved to be our lucky charm as the following morning we won our equivalent of an Oscar – a Gold Medal and Best in Courtyard! Category! Perhaps the Alchemic magic really did work – turning everything into gold! So we wish Helena luck for Sunday and hope she has her own piece of Alchemic magic to place on her mantelpiece!