Lost and found

In 2015 Ross Uerbergang revisited Kathmandu in Nepal and created a garden with a difference. Starting with a newly built site he wanted to make a garden that felt old and weathered using local weeds and plants that traced the country’s colonial history and recycled handmade bricks assembled with traditional techniques. A team of international volunteers answered his clarion call for help on social media and the design included his signature whimsical touches such as a giant brass water bowl with water lilies that doubled as an outdoor table where diners ate on floating metal lily pads.  Ross wrote about the garden shortly after it was built.

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Tea and grit

In 2015 Ross Uebergang hastily entered a Japanese garden show and to his surprise won second place with his unique vision of a tea garden at the prestigious Japanese World Flower and Garden Show held each year near Nagasaki. He reflected on the stress, grit and triumph of creating a show garden on a tiny budget in an international race against the clock.


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Article at the The Outdoor Collective

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