This year’s winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show is to be transferred to a Kent village pub. The garden, entitled A Soldier’s Dream of Blighty, is based on responses from Chelsea Pensioners when asked what they most missed about Britain during their Second World War tours of duty. The garden is built around a thatched village pub and features a wild flower meadow and a "dig for victory" flower patch. To secure the garden, Shepherd Neame made a £12,500 donation to the appeal to rebuild the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. The brewer intends to make the garden a memorial to those who fought and died in World War II. The garden’s designer Julian Dowle said: "This garden was so popular and so successful that many people felt it was really sad to think that it would die once the show ended. Now that is not going to happen and I think that’s rather wonderful."

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