MINIMAL GARDEN CARE, AS AN IDEA FOR DESIGN // Ekaterina Zhukova
The idea of creating a garden with minimal care beckons the gardeners. And this concept is different for diverse groups of people: professional assume that simple, but regular maintenance would be required for the garden; amateur believe that the garden almost do not need care. There are a lot of articles on how to create such a garden.
All of them are based on how to make the garden as close as possible to natural and how to give it at the mercy of nature.
Today I would like to talk about such an important aspect as a computer design, which I've been involved for a long time. Since the times, when professionals argued about whether computer design have a future, if computer programs are capable to transmit nature, feelings and lines, born in the head the Designer or it can be done by using manual graphics, watercolors and pencils only.
Nowadays such kind of computer design has become a prerequisite for more or less serious proposal of the landscaping design, presentation or contest participation.
CHELSEA 2017 | SHOW GARDENS
The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden celebrates the stunning Yorkshire coast by bringing a slice of it to the heart of the capital. It’s inspired by the rugged beauty of Yorkshire’s striking shorelines, the drama of the county’s many historic buildings, and Yorkshire‘s special relationship with the land and rural economy.
Designed by Tracy Foster, the garden includes a ruined abbey, chalk cliffs, a beach and the sea, with gently rolling waves lapping the shore. The inclusion of a trompe l'oeil painting in the ruin links our coastal paradise to the farmland beyond.
The Poetry Lover's Garden presents a tranquil retreat in which to sit outside enjoying the late afternoon sunshine whilst reading poetry to the accompanying sound of water. The garden combines formal structure with relaxed planting using materials that are both modern and traditional.
MOSCOW FLOWER SHOW 2016
For the 5 years of its existence,
the Festival had become a
significant cultural event in Moscow,
important tool to demonstrate the
best examples of landscape
architecture and landscape design,
the platform for the exchange of
professional experience and
GARDEN FESTIVAL "GARDENS and PEOPLE" 2016 / WINNERS
The 3rd Moscow International Festival of Landscape Art, Gardening and Nursery Sector “Gardens and People” was held from August 19 to September 4 in VDNH, Russia’s largest outdoor exhibition space, renovated after reconstruction.
In 2016 “Garden and People” festival was invited to become the co-organizer of the international exhibition “Flowers”, which is the largest professional exhibition of green industry. It is expected that the partnership between "Gardens & People" and the international exhibition "Flowers", which had been already held for 23 times, will give a new impact to the industry by bringing together under one roof nurserymen, gardeners, landscape designers and florists.
The dialog of traditions and innovations, entrepreneurship and the state, landscape art and business – it what is necessary for the development and prosperity of all the green market participants.
chosen for the competition projects
in 2016 was "Garden Time". Annie
Guilfoyle, who led the festival's
jury, is a garden designer, the
founder of the Creative Landscapes
Company, Director of the Garden
Design Department in the KLC Design
School of Hampton Court Palace, and
the award-winning landscape
architect holding different
prestigious awards, including RHS
Chelsea Flower Show Silver Medal.
CHELSEA FLOWERS SHOW 2016 | THE TELEGRAPH GARDEN
Intended as a 'captured landscape’, The Telegraph Garden is a gently gardened place within a larger, wilder setting where dramatic bronze fins represent an ancient mountain range with a stream of melt water running in the rock-strewn gorge below. Inspired by the phenomenal magnitude of geological events which have shaped our landscape over millions of years, the garden plays on the perspective of time and scale and reminds us of our own relatively fleeting moment on earth.
The rough-worked stone is Jurassic limestone and the bronze fins are reminiscent of the bony plates of a Stegasaurus which roamed the earth at that time. The designer uses these elements to evoke that powerful feeling of drama, wonderment and awe that he felt as a boy walking into the cavernous entrance hall of the Natural History Museum. The result is a garden that is both adventurous and unexpected and taps into the psyche of children and adults alike.
CHELSEA FLOWERS SHOW 2016 | THE M&G GARDEN
The garden has been inspired by a memory of the ancient oak woodland on Exmoor National Park where the designer spent his teenage youth. Rather than replicate a particular scene, the designer has chosen to pay a contemporary homage to the landscape that made such an early impression on him. A stone and gravel path through woodland edge planting leads you past stunted oaks and rocks to a smoother path, a sunken terrace and pool. It could be seen as a metaphor for the fact that the path was unsure to begin with, but smoother once the chosen career became clear.
An oak boundary frames the garden (as
if framing a picture) and the overriding oak theme is
a metaphor for the sponsor's values: