Chelsea Flower Show media 2019

The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden

The award from Chelsea Flower Show 2019

The Telegraph: Three of the best small spaces

Taina Suonio’s garden seeks to bring the rich biodiversity of the Finnish countryside to the city. Underlying her design is the research she does at the University of Helsinki: environmental biologist Suonio is an expert in urban greening, lauded for her green roofs….

BBC Gardeners' Corner, RHS Chelsea Gallery

David tours the show gardens and meets the locals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

Chelsea Flower Show 2019 timetable: What gardens are on show?

THE RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW and excitement has swept across the nation after news broke that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge will be co-designing the RHS Back to Nature garden. But what gardens are on show this year?…

Finnish first for RHS Chelsea

For the first time in its history, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will feature a Finnish Garden. The creative force behind the Finnish garden in the Space to Grow category is Finnish landscape designer, horticulturist and environmental biologist, Taina Suonio for sponsor Kyrö Distillery Company.

The English Garden: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019: Space to Grow Gardens

For all the glamour of the Main Avenue gardens, the nine Space to Grow Gardens at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show offer a masterclass in making the most of small spaces, as well as highlighting the pressing causes of our time, from social media to girls’ education in developing countries.

Floral Daily: RHS Chelsea Flower Show gets first ever Finnish garden

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.

54 square metres of Finnish biodiversity in the heart of London

This May the most prominent gardening event in the world, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, will feature a Finnish garden for the first time in its history. The garden will highlight the beauty and diversity of Finnish nature. It is designed and created by landscape designer Taina Suonio.


The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden by Taina Suonio won the silver-gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Taina Suonio is an accomplished Finnish landscape designer, horticulturist, environmental biologist, and researcher. The garden was made in partnership with several Finnish companies and supported by the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce. The main sponsor of the garden is FBCC Member Kyrö Distillery Company. They see the garden as exporting their raw materials and Finnishness in a homely manner. “Taina has done excellent work and actually, out of the raw materials presented in the garden, we could distil a gin”, says the MD Miika Lipiäinen of Kyrö Distillery Company…

The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden - Chelsea Flower Show 2019


The Chelsea Flower Show 2019 will for the very first time in its long history feature a Finnish Garden.

The main sponsor of the garden is Finnish rye distillery Kyrö Distillery Company, which, after winning the Best Gin & Tonic with their Napue at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in 2015 has also found favour with the demanding British gin-loving audience.

Gardener Taina Suonio visited Kyrö Distillery in Ostrobothnian village Isokyrö in February to gain inspiration and meet the Kyrö team.


Rosa ‘Tove Jansson’, commonly known as the Moomin rose, is a rose created in 1990 by the Finnish rose enthusiast, Peter Joy, by crossing two well known and popular roses; Rosa pimpinellifolia ‘Red Nelly’ and Rosa spinosissima ‘Poppius’.[1]….

🍁🍁 Finnish Embassy’s Open Garden during Chelsea Flower Show week 🍁🍁

In 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, Finnish garden designer Taina Suonio won silver with her “Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden”. Most of the plants and other elements from that garden were transferred to the Finnish Embassy in London where the staff have been able to enjoy them ever since.

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