- FLORA 2000
The object of the workshop was to actually build
these two herb gardens within the grounds of the Umenishiki Garden
and engage the local participants in 'hands on' helping to build
and complete the gardens, including planting with herbs.
I had one day of preparation on
site with two very helpful Japanese workmen and they worked until
late in the evening to get the gardens to a part completed stage
ready for the participants to complete.
day of the Workshop was raining quite hard and the staff of the Umenishiki
Garden had erected a canvas covering structure to help to keep us
all dry during the Workshop.
I had designed the gardens
with the intention of making them simple and straightforward to
build. In fact there were many problems during the day of
preparation - but the actual Workshop went exceptionally well and
I believe everyone had a good time (including me!)
© John Spooner 2004