Kazuyuki Ishihara

Meet the designer of MOROTO no IE garden in the Sanctuary category at RHS Chelsea 2024

Kazuyuki Ishihara

Kazuyuki Ishihara

Kazuyuki Ishihara was born in Nagasaki-city. After he graduated from university, he started to study the ‘Ikenobo’ style of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement with a long tradition), and his eyes were opened to the world of flowers. When he was 29, he started selling flowers on the street, inspired by the flower shops of Paris. Through floristry, he built up his artistic talent. In 1995 he created his own company, Kazahana Co. Ltd.

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“My goal each year is to create a
better garden than the previous year.”

Ishigara says: “My father, who ran a dairy farm, also grew flowers. I learnt Japanese flower arranging and it all started when I wanted to help my father’s business. My style is local production for local consumption and landscape creation. The show is a fun way to garden. When it comes back to reality, it has a huge impact on garden design. Why do I decide to participate this year? My goal each year is to create a better garden than the previous year.

RHS Chelsea gardens

Ao Arashi (The Blue Storm), 2006 - Gold, Best in Category
Garden of Clouds - 2007 - Gold
Midori No Tobira - The Green Door - 2008 -  Gold
Kazahana (A light snow flurry form a cloudless sky) - 2010 - Silver
Togenkyo A Paradise on Earth - 2011 - Silver
Satoyama Life - 2012 - Gold, Best in Category
An Alcove (Tokonoma) Garden​ - 2013 - Gold, Best in Category
Togenkyo – A Paradise on Earth - 2014 - Gold, Best in Category
Edo no Niwa - 2015 - Gold
Senri-Sentei: A Garage Garden - 2016 - Gold, President’s Award
Gosho No Niwa No Wall, No War - 2017 - Gold
O-mo-te-na-shi no NIWA -The Hospitality Garden - 2018 - Glod, Best in Category
Green Switch - 2019 - Gold
The Biophilic Garden Otsu - Hanare - 2023 - Gold

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