RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 - Kampo no Niha, Gold medal winner

Designed by

Kazuto Kashiwakura and Miki Sato

Consultation and Built by

Tatsuya Shirai Studio

Otis Landscape Associates

Harrison Landscapes and Hiroshi Fukawa

Sponsored by

Kampo no Niwa 300 sponsors

DT Architects

The garden is inspired by the geology of Hokkaido, the most northerly prefecture of Japan and home to the designers. During the long winters, the landscape is dominated by snow-capped mountains, and it is the joyful sound of melting ice in spring that has inspired the design for the rill and pool.

Designed for a practitioner of Kampo (a system of Japanese herbal medicine), to celebrate the route to health and happiness through carefully selected plant species. Hornbeam panels create a calming green backdrop with Magnolia Kobus along with Prunus sargentii form the main structural planting. Paeonia Lactiflora 'White Wings', Paeonia Lactiflora' Duchesse De nemours', Hosta 'June', Canadian mint, fennel and Hostas amongst other plants are used as understorey plants. 

Water flows from two Corten steel spouts within the drystone wall, meandering its way through the complementary hard landscaping material. Light brown and beige honed sandstone paving lined rills of Clipsham boulders and Corten rills guide the water towards the clear, sandstone lined lily pond. The open geometric Oak pergola bridges the seating area, resting on the Clipsham drystone wall under which the matching hand crafted furniture sits providing a space from which to view the garden.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Awarded to : Otis Roberts

For a : Kampo no Niwa - Space to Grow Garden

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