Following a poll held at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show by Everest, the home improvements company has presented a donation of £4,000 to the Save the Orangutan charity, nominated by TV presenter Michaela Strachan.
Save the Orangutan was one of three charities selected by the BBC’s popular Springwatch presenters. In addition, the two runner-up charities – The Bat Conservation Trust nominated by Chris Packham and the British Trust for Ornithology nominated by Martin Hughes-Games – each received a donation of £2,000.
TV gardener David Domoney created three different front garden displays at the popular horticultural event, each designed as an interpretation of the chosen charity. These were positioned outside the RHS Celebrity Theatre and visitors were given an opportunity to vote for their favourite Everest garden display, with additional votes being collected via social media.
In total, over 4,000 votes were cast during the show. The results were close, with all the gardens proving very popular, but the Save the Orangutan garden display came out on top with 1,648 votes.