Garden Charity UK Report / Garden Charity UK 活動報告

We have succeeded in raising funds as a result of the charity activities in Japan and England. It has already been passed on to 'Kibouno hana Iwate' in Japan. We are also working on seeds contribution by Great Dixter to some areas in Tohoku.... It will be updated in Facebook and Website soon.  

(New website for Garden Charity UK will be also coming soon.)

We deeply appreciate for all of your warm-hearted support.
2013年、イギリス、日本で行いましたチャリティ活動を通して募った募金は、希望の花 いわてへお届けする事が出来ました。


Garden Charity UKの新しいウエブサイトも近日中に立ち上げ予定です!)





Kibouno Hana Iwate Blog;
希望の花 いわて ブログ;

Seeds from Great Dixter
Seeds from Great Dixter

We received plenty flower seeds from Great Dixter, a head gardener Fergus Garrett. Words can't describe how thankful I am.


イギリス南東部にある、グレートディクスターのヘッドガーデナー ファーガス ガレットより、是非使って欲しいと、お庭の種をたくさん頂きました。本当にたくさん・・・


Flower Meadows in Rikuzentakata

Can I tell you what took me to the way of Tsunami Relief activity...


I was struggling with finding my way to go. It was one of my turning points in my life. Then, that Tohoku great earthquake disaster happened in Japan at such a time.

I was in Chiba where is near by Tokyo, but I felt something really huge fear which I had never felt before. I couldn't sleep at all the night on that day.
Meantime, lots of emails reached me asking safety for my family, friends and myself. I know there is a distance between but It seems to be we are together. I was so touched their warm hearts.

I flied to UK for the work at Chelsea Flower Show 2011 afterwards. It was bit weird, what made me relieved when I had steps on UK land was ' It doesn't move'


I spent such a tough time, but I had overcome something within me through I met a family of my treasure. Then I could move forward. I just thought that I want to be the one who can be there for someone.


I joined the Flower meadow project in Rikuzentakata where has been desolated since Tsunami. This flower meadow project was organized by '3, 11 Garden Charity', and Kohji Ninomiya (Japanese Garden designer) was a project manager last year. We have known each other quite long in work.


We went to Rikuzentakata with sleeping bags many times. I would tell how much I had pressure on my shoulders, Kohji was of course pressured for the outcome even he didn't show it us.
Do really bloom ...?


AND here it is!!!!
It bloomed beautifully. Really beautifully.
As I have said that, I wasn't able to be there. So this pic is not good enough to show you how it was beautiful. I will definitely up some pics if I get.( I am asking to get it.) Anyway, I am so happy to share this one with you now.
Yes, we are planning to make flower meadows in Rikuzentakata this year again.










そして、たくさんの方から頂いた‘勇気’ 本当に力になりました。感謝に尽きません。












手元にある写真はこれ一枚。今、関係者の方にお願いしているので、入手次第にアップしますね!まずは第一弾として・・・皆さんとシャア B:)