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The Children's Society chose punk legend Iggy Pop's song “Lust for Life” as their theme for a garden entry in last year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The garden won a Silver medal at the London event, using as a main feature an arc of water which moved in rhythmic patterns to his song.

“I’m honoured The Children’s Society’s garden is
inspired by my music and wholeheartedly support the
work they do – they rock,” remarked Iggy. He went on
to say, ’It’s awesome The Children’s Society’s ‘Lust
for Life’ garden won a Silver medal. It’s great to
know my music reaches out to so many and inspires’
following with ’I’m getting a big kick out of making
music for the Children’s Society. All kids deserve a
good childhood.’

Iggy and the Stooges also headlined a benefit concert
called Rock The House for The Children’s Society in
the grounds of Harewood House in Leeds on August 31,
2007.

The Children’s Society in partnership with The
Co-operative returns to the Chelsea Flower Show this
May for the show’s new category called, “The Front
Garden,” a theme that addresses the loss of front
urban gardens.

Designer Mark Gregory said: “This is a garden with
children and families at its heart. This design proves
that you can have a practical, usable space and be
environmentally responsible. The Children’s Society
Garden is a garden for future generations – we’re
making front gardens green again.”

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