*Breaking news: the Herbert Smith Freehills garden for WaterAid has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!*

Welcome to WaterAid's Indian-themed Artisan garden for Chelsea Flower Show 2013 - opened on Monday 20 May by former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

Inspired by WaterAid’s life-changing work in areas of India that experience flooding, this special garden has been created by award-winning designers Patricia Thirion and Janet Honour of A Touch of France. It is sponsored by international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

This is the second year that Ringo has supported WaterAid at the UK’s top flower show, which runs from 21 - 25 May.

Ringo said: "I’m opening the Herbert Smith Freehills garden for WaterAid at Chelsea this year, which has been inspired by all the charity’s life-changing work in India. I’ve supported WaterAid for many years now, and I share their vision of clean water for everyone, everywhere. Frankly, it’s unacceptable that nearly 800 million people worldwide don’t have clean water.

"Simply having access to water can transform lives – this garden shows how this can happen, and captures the incredible flavour of India, right in the heart of London. This is a very special Artisan garden that tells a powerful story; come and experience it for yourself."

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