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The Viking Friluftsliv Garden

By garden designer Will Williams. In-keeping with the cruise line’s Nordic roots, ‘The Viking Friluftsliv Garden’ is inspired by the Scandinavian lifestyle and incorporates the clean, elegant design principles that Viking is known for.

The Viking Friluftsliv Garden by garden designer Will Williams

Friluftsliv, pronounced free-loofts-liv, translates to ‘open-air living’ and is an amalgamation of the Norwegian words for free, air and life. The expression is often used to describe the sense of wellbeing and the spiritual and physical benefits of spending time outdoors.

The Viking Friluftsliv Garden by garden designer Will Williams

‘The Viking Friluftsliv Garden’ will feature an outdoor kitchen, exterior fire place and plunge pool. The design also incorporates a range of plants of different sizes and textures and a pine border – a first for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

The Viking Friluftsliv Garden by garden designer Will Williams

After being awarded the RHS Young Designer of the Year in 2018, Will Williams became the youngest designer ever to create a garden within the Show Garden category at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in 2019. Having graduated from the London College of Garden Design, Will has built a successful garden design practice, winning contracts for commercial and residential projects across the UK and overseas.

The Viking Friluftsliv Garden by garden designer Will Williams

Plant list:

 

Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy'
Echinacea purpurea
Pinus mugo 'Mops'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland'
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant'
Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty'
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich'
Campanula portenschlagiana
Eryngium planum 'Blauer Zwerg'
Hosta (Tardiana Group) 'Halcyon'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue'
Agapanthus 'Midnight Star'
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Echinacea purpurea 'Alba'
Scabiosa 'Barocca'
Geum 'Mai Tai'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Snowstorm'
Deschampsia cespitosa
Astrantia major 'Abbey Road'
Thalictrum 'Splendide White'
Agapanthus 'Blue Magic'
Digitalis ferruginea 'Gelber Herold'
Gaura 'Ice Cool Rosy'