The Imaginary Topiary
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Designed by Ralph Bourdoukan, awarded Gold
This border is conceived as a small contemplative landscape. In an island of drought tolerant plants, the grasses dance around the immobile yet ethereal looking sculptures that act as transparent topiary. These hand-woven wire sculptures were inspired by Ralph’s experience of gardens as a creative refuge. The reflection of the plants and the sky in the water surrounding the island invites contemplation. The planting avoids strong contrasts and hot colours to further instil a feeling of calm, where one can escape the turmoil of a busy urban life.