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For the first time in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s 100-year history the RHS has collaborated with an artist to create an installation.

Marc Quinn’s ‘The Rush of Nature’ was auctioned in association with Sotheby’s to help raise £1M for the next generation of horticulturists.

With flowers and plant life featuring so prominently in his art, Quinn created the installation to celebrate the garden as an artistic medium.

Speaking about the collaboration, RHS Director General, Sue Biggs, said: “Marc Quinn is one of the most exciting and celebrated contemporary artists today. We are honoured he has created this amazing piece of artwork for us to help the future of horticulture.

Quinn said: “The Chelsea Flower Show has provided flowers and inspiration for my work for many years. To create a garden there is something of a dream come true for me. Especially as it will help such an important cause: our relationship to plants and nature is one of the most important things in all of our lives.”

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