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The winning submission of Bradley Site Design and MMD is currently on display at The Gardening World Cup in Nagasaki, Japan.
The design was built and unveiled at the annual global exhibition which began on October 12, 2019 and will run through November 4.
This year’s theme was “Tradition” and the Bradley Site Design/MMD team created a submission titled, “The American Prairie,” an engaging garden that evokes the traditional American landscape, from mountain to woodland. The call was for designs that make maximum use of each designer’s region/country.
An excerpt from the winning submission follows:
A landscape unique to the United States, the prairie is an iconic bridge between mountainous peaks and lowland waters. Within the boundary of this garden, visitors experience the majestic evergreens and rocky terrain of the pacific northwest, the gardens of the northeast, and the vast prairie that spans between the two. A bubbling brook springs from boulders and leads guests through the site, ending in a pond surrounded by cattails. Here, visitors can enjoy the classic stone masonry found in gardens of the northeast and look back through swaths of playful prairie grasses to the glowing architectural feature that captures the essence of towering pines and mountains. One cannot distill the American landscape into a single form, surface or texture: our goal is to provide a glimpse into the heart of the American dream, a dream that springs from the rich soils of the prairie.