2006 Walkden Gardens
Regional members in the North West have created a Japanese garden in Sale, Cheshire.
The gardens were officially opened on Friday October 20th by His Excellency the Japanese Ambassador, Mr Yoshiji Nogami.
2005 Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Official opening of the garden by His Excellency Mr Yoshiji Nogami, Ambassador of Japan, was in May 2005. The garden was designed and largely built by members of the Japanese Garden Society.
2004 Chelsea Flower Show
The JGS was awarded a Gold Medal in the Show Garden category with a garden called Shizen - The Japanese Way. It was designed by Maureen Busby and built by members of the Japanese Garden Society, many from the south east region, with the help of their contractors and sponsors.
2002 Hampton Court Flower Show
The JGS Maple Courtyard (momiji tsuboniwa) was designed by Maureen Busby and was awarded a Gold Medal and Best in Show in the Small Garden category. It sought to evoke the atmosphere of a restrained and serene tsuboniwa, or courtyard garden, in the Kyoto style. Such gardens are viewing gardens, entered only with the mind. They are an art form shaped as much by the Japanese landscapes and architecture, as by Shinto, Buddhism and the master gardeners who established the principles of assymetry, minimalism and harmony.
2001 Tatton Park Flower Show
A western interpretation of a Japanese tea garden, designed by Graham Hardman and built by members from the North West Region assisted by students of Knowsley College. It was awarded a Silver Medal.
1996 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
This three dimensional representation of ten old Chinese poems and paintings known as the Ox Herding Pictures, was built in just three weeks on the largest plot at Hampton Court that year. The project was overseen by the designer and then chairman of the JGS, Robert Ketchell, and the Society’s efforts were rewarded with a bronze medal.