Thelma Shoneman, arranger, and Sandra Bonzagni, assistant from the Acton Garden Club interpreted a Towered Pavilion in the Chinese Gallery.
The Towered Pavilion was designed for use in the afterlife and placed in a tomb. They used white flowers, specifically calla lilies, which are associated with funerals in the Chinese culture. The bamboo was used to emphasize the structural elements of the pavilion. The lotus pods, sacred flowers to the Buddha were attached in places on the structure picking up the round forms on the roof. There was a hint of green paint left on the piece so we used the pave technique at the base of the design combining different textured greens including Gibbaeum succulent, galax, papyrus and pon pon to suggest the detail in the tower. They then accented the greens with white trachelium.