Back from a great weekend in London. Still overwhelmed by the many compliments and congratulations for winning two SGD Awards for our Japanese water garden.
Thank you very much for the support and vote, you also helped to ensure that we won the coveted People’s Choice Award. What an absolute honor!
A nice extra: Piet Oudolf was there to receive his Life time Achievement Award. So we had a small Dutch party, as you can imagine ?
What the jury said: “A wonderful interpretation of a theme combined with contemporary modernity. Beautifully soft both in its hard and soft landscaping, including stunning rock work, the design draws the eye around the space resting on details and ornament while being calmed by the water and planting composition. An incredible transformation which is brave, accomplished, well-balanced and aspirational. An inspiring and atmospheric garden.”
Many thanks go out to everyone involved in this project. In the first place the client: this project would not have succeeded without their trust. Totaaltuin Leende for the perfect execution. Ruurd van Donkelaar for the beautiful planting plan. VDA Architects for their contribution to the remarkable tea house and Jolanda Tielens for the atmospheric lighting concept. I could not have done this without them.
And of course a lot of respect for all other participants and winners. Wonderful work!
The short film below is a TimeLapse that we filmed during the photo shoot.
A beautiful late summer day and evening in 2 minutes.
04 February 2019
Photo reportage of this garden
Japanese water garden | Winner SGD Award 2019