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The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden

Designed by multi-award winning landscape architect Alan Gardner, ‘The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden’ celebrates the launch of Viking Cruises’ first ocean ship, the Viking Star.


The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden

Multiple polished surfaces reflect the glistening sea; planting flows throughout the space with blue and white flowers like crests of billowing waves as well as a bespoke sculpture. 

The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden


Alan Gardner, also known for his starring role in Channel 4’s ‘The Autistic Gardener’, is the creator of 40 RHS show gardens, and has won numerous awards at not only Chelsea, but also Hampton Court and Tatton Park. 

The Viking Ocean Cruises Show Garden

Alan said: “I enjoy taking inspiration for my gardens from a wide arrange of concepts, and taking cues from Vikings’ Nordic heritage has been a fantastic learning. The garden includes a steel sculpture embodying the embittered tale of Skadi, the Norse goddess of the mountains, and Njord, the god of the sea; as well as a glistening pool surrounded by a rough-cut piece of granite, symbolising dramatic cliffs hewn from rolling waves.”

Plant list

Alchemilla mollis
Angelica archangelica
Anthriscus Ravenswing
Aquilegia Blue
Aruncus Horatio
Astrantia major
Digitalis alba
Euphorbia amygdaloides var robbiae
Flat leaved parsley
Foeniculum vulgare
Geranium Brookside
Geranium nodosum
Gillenia trfioliata
Hakonechloa macra
Iris sibricia
Luzula nivea
Persicaria polymorpha
Small umbellifera
Tall umbellifera