Philip Cave was asked to create a Japanese garden to commemorate the linking of two companies, Perkins and Shibaura, at Peterborough.
An area in front of the offices was sculptured to create a flat space surrounded by hills. The ‘karesansui’ or dry landscape garden has ‘water’, symbolised by raked gravel, appearing from a waterfall, that rushes as a stream under a timber bridge.
The viewer stands on a timber platform with a water basin in front and an enticing stepping stone path leading away over the bridge. Mounded box symbolising low hills, irises, mountain pines & maples complete the picturesque scene.
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