Home' Outdoors : WAs Best Outdoors and Gardens 2009 Contents 52 WA's Best Outdoors & Gardens 2010
. PURPLE HEART
is garden takes you to Japan. Designed for the
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009, the Japanese
Tranquil Retreat is a celebration of natural beauty.
e concept of the garden is based on the essence
of a traditional Japanese tea garden that is tranquil
Designed by Takumi Awai, the formal planting
of alliums and heuchera against the mauve and
pink wall tiles is vibrant and soothing. e paving
has been constructed from Kawara, which is a
traditional Japanese roofing tile.
e sound of trickling water is soothing and
creates a calm atmosphere. is design is ideal for
small gardens and has an instant visual impact.
The pool has stepping stones that are not only visually
pleasing but are considered a mind clearing activity according
to time-honoured Japanese philosophy.
The colour palette of the purple and pink is refreshing and
complements the green flora.
Typical Japanese plants are used in the garden including
camellia japonica, acer palmatum, bamboos and irises.
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