The Gardening World Cup has taken place in Nagasaki, Japan and the gold medal has been won by Malaysian designer, Lim in Chong, for his work entitled “Eye to Eye”.
Twenty-seven designers competed on the theme “Gardens for world peace”. Representing Britain was Wisbech garden designer Richard Miers, named one of the country’s top 10 up-and-coming designers by House & Garden magazine last year.
The event is now in its third year and attracts entries from as far afield as New Zealand, North America, Europe and the Far East.
Head of judging was Britain’s own Bob Sweet from the Royal Horticultural Society, who said that the competitors had produced gardens that would have been in the running for gold medals at Chelsea.
Chong, who won a gold last year, said he got his inspiration for this year’s garden at last year’s event.
He was reported in the Daily Telegraph as saying: “It came to me in a flash. The two eyes that are part of my design show that we can see eye to eye with other people and also that we need to see the world through other people’s eyes.
“If we can do that, then there should be a lot more peace in the world,” he said.
Author: Robert Smith