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Kekkilä-BVB in cooperation with a prominent garden designer and environmental biologist Taina Suonio in the first ever Finnish show garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

Press release
24 April, 2019

The first show garden created by a Finnish designer will showcase the modern biodiverse meadow garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Landscape designer and environmental biologist Taina Suonio uses Kekkilä-BVB substrates and decorative stones in the nature-like garden The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden.

Taina’s passion for ecology will be evident with the inspirational choice of plants of Finnish meadows and woodland. The beautiful butterfly garden section highlights the importance of pollinators to our ecosystem.

— When designing, I am always promoting biodiversity in cities. Implementing the results we have gathered in our research group at Helsinki University is a great advantage, explains Taina.

As part of the Space to grow category the Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden is highlighting solutions for sustainable urban life. In addition to providing food for the pollinators it also presents stormwater solutions for home gardens. This cosy city garden brings the Finnish nature and heritage to a modern environment, and at the same time it showcases solutions for the challenges brought to the world by the climate change.

Sustainability is at the heart of Kekkilä-BVB, one of the leading manufacturers of high-end growing media in Europe. As a company we are working with front-line specialists and institutes, testing and bringing the best available practices to market, both for professional growers and landscapers as well as for consumers.

— Teaming up with The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden is a great way to bring our company values into practice, states Nina Kinnunen, Brand and Communications Director of Kekkilä-BVB.

More information:

Taina Suonio
Landscape Designer, Roslings Manor Gardens
taina.suonio@rmgardens.fi

Mari Kaartokallio
Garden Specialist, Kekkilä Garden
mari.kaartokallio@kekkila.fi

Nina Kinnunen
Brand and Communications Director, Kekkilä-BVB
nina.kinnunen@kekkila-bvb.com

We interviewed Taina about the Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden. Please see the videos for the ideas behind this show garden as well for some tips how to create an ecological garden