Praise for Beatrix Potter inspired garden
Last updated at 13:44, Tuesday, 11 October 2011
A SMALL piece of the Lake District has proved popular on the other side of the world.
Grange hotelier Jonathan Denby’s bronze medal-winning Gardening World Cup exhibit opened to the public on Saturday.
Hundreds of people descended on Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki, Japan, to visit the show.
Mr Denby’s Beatrix Potter inspired garden is based around a Lake District cottage.
He is hoping visitors will be so enthralled by his Peter Rabbit creation, that they will nominate his entry for the People’s Award.
Mr Denby said: “It is so lovely to get to see how enthusiastic the Japanese public are about my Lake District garden.
“So many people can’t afford to go to England to see the Lake District, so I have brought a little bit of it here for them.”
The event theme of World Peace will see money raised from entry fees go towards tsunami relief charities, following March’s earthquake and tsunami disaster.
Narata Ikuko, from Fukuoka, came with her daughter to the show. She said: “It is the same as in the book of Peter Rabbit.
“He is almost jumping out of the book.
“I like that there is not only flowers, but vegetables too.”
Tsuchiyama Hisako, from Kumamoto, voted for Mr Denby’s garden as part of the People’s Award.
Mrs Tsuchiyama said: “We are planning to have a garden at our house and grow vegetables there, so it is good to see how it is set out.
“We will take ideas from this garden to our home.
“I like the mixture of vegetables and flowers, so it is a very good garden.
“It is not just for eating, but they are pretty to look at too.”
Takatsu Akemi came to the event from Hiroshima with friends from Kyoto.
Mrs Takatsu said: “This garden is more for living than art.
“It is not ornamental, so we want to live here with this garden.
“We love this kind of garden with vegetables and flowers together.”
A champion of the Slow Life movement, where people grow their own food at home, Mr Denby is thrilled with how the public have taken to the idea.
He said: “We hope we may start a new trend for vegetable farming at home in Japan.
“It has been all the rage in England for the past few years, so I would be glad to have done my part for Slow Life in Japan.”
The gardens are on show to the public for a month in the grounds of Huis Ten Bosch palace.
First published at 13:32, Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
Be the first to comment on this article!
Make your comment
More Grange news
- Officials take advice on range of ideas for Grange historic lido
- SLIDESHOW: Cartmel family race proves a winning formula
- South Cumbria school praised for helping children feel right at home
- SLIDESHOW: Sun shines on Cartmel racegoers as bank holiday meeting starts
- Grange woman who fraudulently claimed benefits in court (2 comments)
- Barrow, South Lakes and Copeland voters share their views
- Puddles the Cumbria otter cub travels to specialist hospital in Scotland
- Good Samaritan tells of impact of Grange drunk’s attack
- South Lakes housing estate plan approved
- Store owner appeals to public after £25,000 jewellery heist
- Grange man accused of grooming girl for sex
- Loved ones remembered at Cumbria service
- New Grange estate proposal branded ‘vandalism of a public view’
- Cumbria sex offender pensioner due in court today charged with loitering near children's play area
- Cumbria fly-tipper admits dumping his old sofa
- High winds close outdoor exhibition in South Cumbria
- Cartmel Races - Betfair Barbecue Day 2014
- Cartmel Races - Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle Day 2014
- Two race horses perish at Cartmel races in South Cumbria (16 comments)
- Consultation begins on £1.4m South Cumbria homes proposal (1 comment)
- Cartmel Vintage Race Night
- Barrow bakery has recipe for success
- Car stolen in South Cumbria
- Barrow and Grange venues for summer street gallery exhibition
- Cumbria chef Simon Rogan wins another accolade
Evening Mail homepage
ENERGY FOR LIFE 5.1k WALNEY FAMILY FUN RUN
Did you enjoy the Energy For Life 5.1k Walney Family Fun Run?
• Click here to pledge to take part in next year's event on September 2, 2012
- Class warfare is highly amusing (24 comments)
- Visitors thought rubbish heap was a bandstand
- Hairy Biker Dave Myers backs recipe book idea to save Barrow to Coniston bus (3 comments)
- Barrow men tagged after snooker game brawl
- MP backs call to save South Cumbria pub (11 comments)
- Facebook group in call for reopening of Whitehaven's cinema (8 comments)
- Body found in woods
- Solfest just the ticket
- Barrow ditch pitch to provide better surface
- Signs of times go step too far
F. Dickinson footwear
Homes and gardens 22