WISA Plywood gives an urban horizon to a Finnish meadow in Chelsea

Thank you for visiting The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden!


Meet the first ever Finnish garden of the Chelsea Flower Show!


RHS Chelsea Flower Show

  • The most prominent gardening event in the world.
  • Takes place on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, UK.
  • Organised by The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
  • Has been organised in the same place since 1912.
  • In 2019, the event will be held from 21st to 25th of May.
  • 157 000 tickets are sold annually.

The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden

  • Finland is competing for the first time in the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s history.
  • Finland’s entry, “The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden,” is created by Finnish environmental biologist and landscape designer Taina Suonio.
  • This garden measures 9 x 6 meters.
  • It is inspired by Finnish cultural heritage and the diversity of Finnish meadows and groves.
  • The garden is divided into several spaces, such as the Butterfly garden.
  • It is sponsored by Kyrö Distillery Company (the main sponsor), UPM Plywood, Embassy of Finland, London, FBCC UK, Loimaan Kivi, Taimisto Huutokoski, Sursum Oy, Kekkilä BVB and Roslings Manor Gardens.

Two-thirds of Finland is covered by forests


grows in temperate and boreal climates. There are dozens of known species around the world, three of which grow in Finland. A rare red birch variety was discovered in Finland in the 1970s. The silver birch (Betula pendula) is Finland’s national tree. Finnish birch is known for its high quality and hard, dense wood, since they grow slowly in a cool climate.


grows in temperate and boreal regions, in Eurasia and North America. There are dozens of known species in the world, and almost 30 varieties grow in Finland. Spruce is Finland’s second most common tree, after pine. Finnish spruce are very robust.  They survive severe winter temperatures and can take tons of kilos of snow on their strong branches. 


Want to attract butterflies to your garden? 


Taina Suonio´s planting tips for your butterfly garden:

Dill, Anethum graveolens

Garden angelica, Angelica archangelica

Caraway, Carum carvi

Coriander, Coriandrum sativum

Meadowsweet, Filipendula ulvaria