History of Barakura

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History of  “Barakura”

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Barakura English Garden is the first authentic English Garden in Japan, which was opened at the beginning of summer 1990, following on the ideas of Mr. Hohei Yamada.  Mr. Yamada was the founder of the company, and an avid follower of trends in “Arts and Crafts”.

Present owners are Mrs. Teiko Yamada (chair-man), Mr. Eugene Yamada (president) and Miss Kay Yamada (director, horticulturalist and garden designer). Barakura English Garden covers an area of 10,000 metre square and was constructed in collaboration with Mr. John Brookes (professional British landscape designer), Mr. E. Clark (stone mason) and other gardeners.

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Many thousands of plant and flower species were imported from England when construction of the garden first began, and domestic plants were added to complement the progress of the landscape designs.

The garden was introduced in the highly acclaimed British periodical “Curtis’s Botanical Magazine” as one of the world’s foremost British gardens, and it was also reported by USA TV programs and many newspapers and magazines.

imgThe internationally renowned “Barakura Flower Show” is held once a year and it attracts visitors from all parts of Japanand many parts of the world. For the show world-famous horticulturalists, designers and musicians from U.K and other countries are invited to introduce the latest gardening topics and culture.

Kay Yamada started a fashion brand named “Rosy Life” in 1970. “Rosy Life” is the message which reflects the beauty of theEnglish Garden. The fashion brand inspires natural relaxation, refreshment, comfort and enjoyment to peoples daily life.

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