Michael Michaud and the Lemon Tree Trust
We first came across the Lemon Tree Trust in 2018 when we were exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show. While exploring the show gardens, we had a chat with the volunteers at the Lemon Tree Trust garden. The trust's work and their projects immediately inspired us and left us thinking about how we could support them. After the launch of our Lemon Drop Collection, we decided to get in touch with the Lemon Tree Trust and are happy to announce that Michael Michaud Jewellery is now supporting the trust with 10% of our Lemon Drop Collection online sales being donated to aid the trust's work.
About the Lemon Tree Trust
The Lemon Tree Trust is transforming refugee camps, one garden at a time. Gardening is a powerful therapeutic tool, addressing issues of isolation and mental health, producing beauty, belonging, food security, and promising economic stimulation. The trust pilots agricultural businesses and gardening initiatives in refugee communities, creating employment and restoring cultural identity, dignity and purpose. The long-term vision is to expose every refugee camp in the world to garden competitions and to encourage self-sustaining ventures run by and for refugees. Through the provision of seeds and plants, the Lemon Tree Trust empowers social and economic change.
The Lemon Drop Collection
We are donating 10% of our online Lemon Drop Collection sales to the Lemon Tree Trust.
Our Lemon Drop Collection has been cast in hand patinated bronze to create a copy of the botanical element in all its natural beauty. The pieces are accented with either cast glass lemons, white enamelled lemon flowers or both, as seen on the lemon drop brooch.
The collection has been developed in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. It was inspired by the V&A’s Green Dining Room, the world’s first museum café, and its fruit panels designed by the firm Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. in 1886. William Morris was a major influence on the Arts and Crafts Movement, which adopted many of his ideals on the value of hand craftsmanship and the maintenance of truth and honesty in the materials of production.
Lemon Drop Brooch
The Lemon Drop brooch is cast from in hand patinated bronze, accented with beautiful yellow cast glas lemons and dainty white flowers.
Citrus Fruit Bracelet
The Citrus Fruit bracelet contains our three favourite citrus fruits: oranges, lemons and limes. They are cast in orange, yellow and green glass.
Lemon Drop Earrings
The Lemon Drop earrings are cast in hand patinated bronze, accented with yellow cast glas lemons. The wires are 24kt gold over 925 silver.