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This was my favourite show garden at Chelsea, not least because it features so many shade-loving plants so thought I would share some photos with you.

Kay Yamada's 'Echoes of Japan in an English Garden' is essentially a woodland garden with stream in shades of purple, pink and white, contrasted with an array of greens.

Japan in an English Garden -photos

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 12:02

Trios of contrast planting in colour

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pink rhododendrons, variegated cornus and dark red acer

Trios of contrast planting in colour

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 12:06

Trios of contrast planting in green textures

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miniature low growing conifers, hostas and moss

Trios of contrast planting in green textures

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 12:11

Quintessentially English Garden

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frothy pink rhododendron and single white roses

The Quintessentially english

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 12:21

A Buzz

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this pink rhododendron was literally a buzz with bumble bees

A Buzz

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 13:43

White Rose

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Though it looks so English this is not the Rose Alba of York - it is Rosa Multiflora, a native of Japan..and also loved by insects

White Rose

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 14:00

Quintessentially Oriental

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with purple rhododendron and oriental Cornus kousa
-this 'mirroring style' planting united the Occidental/Oriental theme perfectly

The Quintessentially Oriental

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 12:25

Stone

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Amidst the lush planting were open spaces of rock and moss covered stones with fern

Stone

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 13:34

Water

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the stones continue into the water, where tall white and purple irises grow

Water

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 13:39

And Finally

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of course there was Wisteria and Clematis bordering this magnificent garden -

Here is the full planting list

And Finally

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  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 14:11

How fabulous Laura!

Reply from Fi

Thanks for posting these Laura, they're just great for ideas. I've decided that my garden is taking on a distinctly oriental theme and you've provided some ideas for colour and use of rocks.
Looking forward to Hampton.
Fi

  • Posted: Thu. 28th May 2009 19:26