Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Herb drying tower at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Our look at shedlike structures at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show continues with the A Letter from a Million Years Past from Korean artist Jihae Hwang whose garden's important message is all about stopping landscape destruction for the benefit of people, plants and places via an evocation of the Jiri Mountains in South Korea, home to1,500 species of native Korean plants that have medicinal value, many of which have been threatened with extinction.

The central point of the garden will be a traditional Korean herb drying tower, crafted by Alex Gibbons from Cumbria. Alex is one of the remaining craftspeople in the UK who creates earth-buildings, using mud, straw and sand to build bespoke creations. The tower references similar buildings in South Korea, used to dry and store herbs.

At the end of the show, some of the plants from the garden will be donated to the Maggie’s Centre in Nottingham. 


SMART designs and manufactures industry leading garden rooms from our very own Suffolk factory and installed all over mainland UK

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