Japan Gardening World Cup

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. 

Project details

Nagasaki, Japan
creation of a show garden based around the symbol of the Japonese crane - category : "floral paradise"
Venture Japan
100 m2