RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015
Royal Hospital Chelsea, London | www.rhs.org.uk
Since launching SILK AND SUITS, attending the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has become a tradition for Ronald and I. As a country loving garden enthusiast, Ron has gradually introduced me to the art of landscaping and now, I am quite proud of our little Japanese balcony garden (all credit to Ron). The Chelsea Flower show is the highlight of the horticultural season with cutting edge gardening designs and plant breeding. The myriad of flowers, perfectly symmetrical and radiating in the most exquisite colours, and the sheer scale and ingenuity of the show gardens are great attractions for us every year.
I wanted to focus this time on the work of Ishihara Kazuyuki, a Japanese designer who never fails to present the most beautiful Japanese gardens at the show. This year’s garden entitled Edo Garden, transports spectators back to the Edo period which is the time when horticulture was opened up to the Japanese masses. With a little tea house as the main feature of the garden, Ishihara’s design demonstrates the close link between the Japanese home and the garden. Each angle provides a different view and provides a strong interactive relationship between the green space and the home making one united cohesive space.
Congratulations to the Ishihara Kazuyuki Design Laboratory for its gold medal win!
Photography | DigitalJiujitsu. Photo editing | Mariko Kuo. Art direction + layout | Mariko Kuo.