Back to nature, Japan style

UK-Japan News June 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, decorated a Japanese-inspired garden for the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show 2019. The garden, entitled Back to Nature and co-designed by the Duchess with Andree Davies and Adam White, showcased elements of shinrin-yoku, the Japanese concept of forest bathing. “She brought the concept to meetings, noting how office workers escape to the trees in Japan for lunchtime respite,” The Huffington Post reported on 20 May. Find out more highlights from the Chelsea Flower Show and three Japanese designers who won honours for their inspiring creations.