The garden of a thousand cranes
This show garden was planted with a palette of green-gray plants, and featured a sculpture of « tsuru » the Japanese crane, a symbol of happiness and peace. The aim of the design was to create an exchange betweeen the garden and the visitor: each bringing something to the other. Visitors to the garden were given a candle, and in return were asked to participate in the enrichment of the experience. The idea was inspired by the legend of Senbazuru ; a garland of a thousand origami paper cranes. The trunks of the adjoining trees were encased with knitted wool in a Yarn Bombing style, and on these, visitors were invited to hang a paper crane, after having made a wish. This garden was awarded a silver medal.