Vanessa Redgrave - Redgrave Unveils Richardson Rose At Chelsea Flower Show
Vanessa Redgrave paid tribute to her late daughter Natasha Richardson as she unveiled a rose named in her honour at Britain's Chelsea Flower Show on Monday (23May11).
The veteran star visited the horticultural event in London to introduce the Natasha Richardson rose, named after her actress daughter, who died two years ago after a skiing accident.
The light pink flower will be sold in the U.K. to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Redgrave says, "Natasha's family, her husband (Liam Neeson) and her boys are so happy that the Natasha Richardson rose will be on view to rose lovers at the Chelsea Flower Show from May 23rd. I share their happiness as Tasha's mother. Tasha was born in the merry month of May, and every rose you buy will help bring joy to a child through Make-A-Wish."
Dame Helen Mirren also brought star power to the show as she was presented with the Nepenthes Helen, a carnivorous plant named in her honour.
She told the crowd, "It's lovely to come (to the show) and get inspiration. We look at these incredibly grand gardens and we can never do that. But there's always a little thing that we can get inspiration from."
Queen Elizabeth II, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ringo Starr were also in full bloom as they toured exhibits at the world-famous flower show.