The Winners of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!
This video, titled "Japanese Designers Take Home Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in the UK! (19/05/24)" (イギリスの園芸大会で日本人デザイナーが金賞受賞(19/05/24)), was produced by "ANNnewsCH." It's a short news clip about Japanese designers Miki Sato and Kazuto Kashiwakura who placed first at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Miki Sato and Kazuto Kashiwakura are young gardeners working in Hokkaido (北海道, Hokkaido).
In this article, we'll introduce Chelsea Flower Show 2019, a gardening event that the gardening duo participated in in London.
Before we go any further, check out the video to see what the competition is all about!
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The Chelsea Flower Show is a gardening event held at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the UK.
The flower festival, the largest in the world, has a history as the oldest flower show in the UK.
It's held every year in May, and landscaping craftsmen, carpenters, and plasterers gather from all over the world to attend it.
There is also a shop that sells various gardening products.
The eligibility requirements to join the contest and do exhibition sales are not easily met, so exhibiting one's own works is not an easy task.
One of the highlights of the Chelsea Flower Show is the Garden Design Contest.
The contest's show garden categories include a "Show Garden" category, an "Artisan Garden" category, and a "Space To Grow Garden" category.
Each category varies in size and is judged on display, construction and planting techniques.
If you're a gardening enthusiast, this is a must-attend event and the venue is packed with people.
The Japanese Duo That Took Home Gold!
At the 2019 UK gardening competition, Miki Sato and Kazuto Kashiwakura took home the Gold Medal in the "Space To Grow" category at their first ever challenge.
Their entry, "Kampo No Niwa," (The Garden of Chinese Herbs), was inspired by the nature of Hokkaido and depicted the flow of water as snow melted.
The concept of the garden was "a garden for health and happiness" and it incorporated feng shui and included medicinal plants.
The model garden of the Gold-award-winning garden is shown at 0:13 in the video.
In 2018, Kazuyuki Ishihara also won the Gold Medal award for his "Omotenashi no Niwa" (Garden of Hospitality), exhibited in the Artisan Garden category.
Kazuyuki Ishihara is a veteran of many gold awards and has been exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show since 2006.
Summary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The video introduces Miki Sato and Kazuto Kashiwakura, the Japanese duo who won the Gold Medal award at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It also shows the site of the venue where their exhibition "Kampo No Niwa" is displayed.
The video also includes an interview with visitors, so you can feel the atmosphere of the Chelsea Flower Show for yourself!
If you're interested in gardening be sure to check out the video to see the award winning exhibit, "Kampo no Niwa"!
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