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December 14, 2017

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Lowther Castle and Gardens wins at The Georgian Group Architectural Awards -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Harworth employees dig deep for City of Trees -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Oak View Landscapes – BALI National Award for Employer Excellence -

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Extension to the Oxford St district consultation period -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paysalia Innovation Trophies 2017 Prize List -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Third Annual Snowdrop Festival -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Outdoor Deck Company launch brand new website -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ground Control triumph at BALI National Landscape Awards, scooping Principal Award for Grounds Maintenance -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hong Kong-based practice Morphis to open UK design studio -

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kubota’s enhanced machinery to offer turf proffesionals more at BTME -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allies and Morrison wins international design competition to restore, reimagine and rebuild Clandon Park -

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Boosting construction productivity could deliver £15 billion savings every year -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Paysalia – The “must” show for landscape, garden and sports ground professionals -

Friday, December 8, 2017

£2million National Lottery boost to innovate and improve public parks -

Friday, December 8, 2017

New resources launched for professionals in refugee and green space sectors -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Glendale community garden scoops industry award -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Perennial’s 2018 Special Events programme gets boost from Challenge Fencing -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

idverde scoops industry’s top accolade for grounds maintenance for fifth consecutive year -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December issue – Pro Landscaper -

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Shed Grounds Maintenance wins prestigious Award -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Viking Cruises unveils its Wellness Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018

Viking Cruises, the award-winning cruise line, brings its sixth garden to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 with an Artisan garden designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes. Inspired by the great outdoors, which plays a profound role in the life of Scandinavians, it draws on the Nordic landscape and celebrates the deep connection between nature and wellbeing, that provides a sanctuary for both body and mind.

This connection is at the heart of the design of Viking’s ships, which are filled with natural light and large al fresco spaces allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of the World’s rivers and oceans.

The garden explores the three dimensions of wellness; eating well, living well, and the idea of balance brought about by interacting with the landscape and living in harmony with nature.

The garden design incorporates wood, stone and other natural materials used throughout Viking’s Ocean and River cruise ships. The primary material is Norwegian pine, which is used in the
construction of the sauna, a garden bench and floating boardwalks inspired by vernacular use of timber walkways and terraces in Nordic design. Further inspiration is drawn from the rejuvenating
powers of the Nordic bathing ritual with a plunge pool that adds to the design and demonstrates the link between inner well-being and the ritual of bathing.

Other key features include high proportions of indigenous Scandinavian plants such as Sorrel, Rumex Acetosa, Wild Onion, Allium Scorodoprasm and Goosefoot, and Chenopodium Album that have either medicinal or edible purpose – selected for their historical herbal and culinary uses to illustrate a connection between ancient cooking techniques and modern-day cuisine. Traditional Nordic plants are supplemented with other herbaceous and woody plant species including Morus Alba, the Mulberry, Galium Ordoratum, White Flowering Woodruff and Angelica, which are known for their health enhancing properties.

Commenting on the design, Paul Hervey-Brookes said: “For the Viking Wellness Artisan Garden design, I have selected plants that are important to the lifecycle of people in Scandinavia. This
garden has an important narrative – one of living well, being in balance with our surroundings and one of how we interact with the landscape. Importantly, it shows the clear and defining link between Viking and the Nordic countries that it draws influence from.” Impressions of Scandinavia have influenced the design of Viking River and Ocean ships since its launch in 1997, where the themes, colours and textures of nature all contribute to the serene on board ambience and experience.

The Viking Wellness Artisan garden at 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be showcased from 22 – 26 May 2018. Plot: AR560.

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