Awarded Best Artisan Garden - RHS Chesea 2011
Designed by Jihae Hwang (Muum), 'Emptying One's Mind' -- 'Hae - Woo- So'
represented a true first for the Chelsea Flower Show, a traditional Korean toilet.
The design worked around the concept of 'a place where you empty your mind' - which can also refer to a traditional-style Korean outhouse.
The charming, rustic building was surrounded by a landscape of herbaceous wildflowers & perennials, with lilac and camellia shrubs and a Magnolia denudata tree. Ferns, herbs and climbing vines added a lush, woodland ambiance to the setting.
The garden design's environnmental aspects included a half-basement accessed at the back to compost human waste for fertilizer. To walk the pathway, one experienced being refilled by the serene surroundings of flora, together with rock walls that gave the structure stability.
Suncheon Bay Garden Expo 2013 - Gwangju City, South Korean;
and Korean Cultural Centre UK