Okay, so it was Kazuyuki Ishihara’s garden ‘Green switch’ that actually won the gold, and while his Japanese-style garden was, undoubtedly, absolutely fantastic, he has to be commended for including a ’53 Triumph Trophy TR5 in his display, thanks to Ideal Motorcycles.
The concept for Mr Ishihara’s 2019 garden was to provide a place of beauty and calm to take a shower in the garden, relax in a tea room, enjoy the pond, the sound of water, nature and surround oneself with the things you love most – which, in Mr Ishihara’s case, included a vintage motorcycle.
The Trophy that was seen by thousands of people at horticulture’s greatest show of the year was supplied by Simon Elliott, the owner of Ideal Motorcycles in Washington, West Sussex.
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