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The Watahan East meets West Garden

The Watahan East & West Garden is inspired by the experiences within Japan and England of debut designer Chihori Shibiyama's and veteran designer Yano Tea. 

The Watahan East meets West Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The design reflects the distinctive styles of both cultures. It includes the stylistic principles of the manicured and minimalist zen gardens of Japan together with the asymmetric forms found within bonsai and ikebana. A dense informal planting style incorporating perennial ornamental plants found in the UK is included.

The Watahan East meets West Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

This fusion of East and West is also represented by key features in the garden – two pools of water represent Atlantic and Pacific oceans and at the corners are three large trees including Malus floribunda found within both countries. Visitors will experience two countries and cultures that are united seamlessly within a single landscape. 

The Watahan East meets West Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

The garden is designed to display the shadow of the plants gradually moving over the water and walls depending on the angle of the sun in the morning, noon and evening. Also the designer use the Apple tree as the main tree as the interaction between the two countries.

The Watahan East meets West Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

 

Plant List: 

Taxus baccata
Alchemilla mollis
Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nivea'
Asplenium scolopendrium
Buxus sempervirens
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Dryopteris erythrosora
Styrax japonicus
Thymus vulgaris
Chamaemelum nobile
Myrtus communis
Clematis 'Praecox'
Lamium maculatum
Enkianthus campanulatus
Polygonatum odoratum
Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum 'Mariesii'
Osmunda regalis
Malus floribunda
Cornus canadensis
Rosa Graham Thomas
Rosa Pat Austin
Alchemilla erythropoda
Galium odoratum
Feijoa sellowiana
Matteuccia struthiopteris
Angelica gigas
Persicaria polymorpha
Houttuynia cordata
Gillenia trifoliata
Viola labradorica
Pieris japonica 'Variegata'
Geranium 'Brookside'
Lavandula angustifolia
Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'
Fothergilla major
Ammi majus
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Geranium 'Blue Sunrise'
Crataegus laevigata 'Rosea Flore Pleno'
Spiraea japonica 'Albiflora'
Agapanthus 'Streamline'
Magnolia 'George Henry Kern'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Astilbe 'Professor van der Wielen'
Wisteria floribunda 'Black Dragon'
Cornus kousa var. chinensis 'China Girl'
Astilboides tabularis
Aquilegia 'Kristall'
Geum rivale 'Lemon Drops'
Hosta undulata var. albomarginata
Camassia cusickii
Acer palmatum
Acer tataricum subsp. ginnala
Nectaroscordum siculum
Iris sibirica
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'
Hydrangea serrata 'Maiko'
Camellia sinensis
Geranium pratense
Magnolia liliiflora
Clematis 'Patensella'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Fuji-no-taki'
Elaeagnus umbellata
Euphorbia x martinii 'Kolibri'
Hosta 'Blue Ivory'
Deutzia crenata 'Pride of Rochester'
Geum coccinum 'Koi'
Eschscholzia californica 'Orange King'
Daphne odora
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Rose Barlow' (Barlow Series)
Amsonia 'Blue Ice'
Astilbe 'Pink Lightning' (simplicifolia hybrid)
Cotoneaster salicifolius 'Pink Champagne'
Daucus carota 'Black Knight'
Halesia carolina Vestita Group
Hosta sieboldii var. sieboldii f. kabitan
Rhododendron keiskei
Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Cotswold Beauty'
Reineckea carnea
Iris gracilipes
Hydrangea serrata 'Shinonome'