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Chelsea Flower Show 2014

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Every year, since 1913, one of the most popular garden shows in the world – Chelsea Flower Show – is held at the Royal Chelsea Hospital in London. This year visitors could feel a relaxing, but at the same time traditionally festive atmosphere of the exhibition. And this year Chelsea opened its doord for a lot of young, but already well-established designers.

Winners of Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Togenkyo – A Paradise on Earth by Kazuyuki Ishihara

Togenkyo – A Paradise on Earth by Kazuyuki Ishihara

Such a “risky” move of the organizers seemed impossible a few years ago. This time it, probably, was a response to numerous criticisms of the Chelsea gardens for their similarity to each other and the same range of plants used by designers. A popular British journalist, Tim Richardson, known for his critical articles about the Chelsea gardens, notes that some young designers became his “breath of fresh air”, the people, who transformed the exhibition.

Best Show Garden

The Laurent-Perrier Garden by Luciano Giubbilei

The garden, consisting of several levels, reflects the author’s interest to the texture, shape and light. Its balanced design, tuning to the contemplation and meditation, shows the relationship of natural elements and simple geometric layout. The garden invites you to study and monitor its moving and stationary components, the interaction between the contrasting shapes and materials.

Best Artisan Garden

Togenkyo – A Paradise on Earth by Kazuyuki Ishihara

The designer was inspired by the legend of Togenkyo while creating the garden. It is a place of beautiful scenery, which can help people forget the troubles and strife, since staying here completely changes the perception of the world of man. The garden recreates the idea of Togenkyo. Green colors and shades, that are typical for natural garden, dominate in the scheme of planting.

Best Fresh Garden and Winner of the People’s Choice Award

The Mind’s Eye by LDC Design

The garden was created for the Royal National Institute of Blind People RNIB in partnership with the Countryside and develops a person’s ability to create pictures or videos without the aid of light. The garden is designed to stimulate the mind with the help of light contrasting surfaces.

This sensory garden is not only for completely blind or partially blind people, but also for those, who can see. The space makes ordinary people change their vision of familiar objects using distorted images. The garden is divided into 4 zones: woodlands, shady garden, prairie and desert. Water in this case is the unifying element that enhances the architecture of the garden. A glass cube is installed in the center fo the garden, as a water source.

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