2006 CSLA Award of Excellence, National Merit, New Directions (Hesperides)
Photography Credit: JRS
The garden was a bold and abstract gesture of complex elements woven together to create a whimsical tapestry as a tribute to Hesperides, the mythological nymph guardians of the Gold Apples.
In 2005, JR & Studio created as a small garden installation at Canada Blooms, a flower and garden show in Toronto. The Hesperides installation was designed to inspire and delight. The garden’s elements merge many styles from classical to contemporary, creating a mystical oasis of form and composition. A stylish palette of green materials composed the garden, including a green cobble groundcover of ten thousand green apples, large Anthurium plants in oversized pots, dramatic green curtains, and Philip Starck’s Club Chairs.