Chelsea 2013: Stunning Japanese Garden at Chelsea wins best Artisan Garden
An Alcove (Tokonoma) Garden
Winner of the Artisan Gardens category at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013 is the stunning Alcove garden. Kazuyuki Ishihara, the designer, explained that the garden represents an alcove within a traditional Japanese tatami room, decorated with a hanging scroll and flowers to delight and enchant.
It is part of Japanese culture to speak with important people in such spaces, and this concept forms a key part of the garden; visitors can let their hearts speak out whilst enjoying the scenery and seasonal references in the design.
A well deserved gold and even more deserved winner of the Best Artisan Garden.