The Viking Cruises Wellness Garden

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Did you know...

  • At the centre of the planting is an aged mulberry tree, which designer Paul Hervey-Brookes has been nurturing for the last five years
  • The spa area is more than just an addition to the design - it includes a working steam sauna and plunge pool
  • The focus is on wellness, the great outdoors and being at one with nature, as well as plants to use in traditional Nordic remedies

About the garden 

The Viking Cruises Wellness Garden is a space inspired by the spa and the idea of living well, both of which are intrinsic to the Nordic way of life. The garden is imagined to belong to a single person or couple, and is a place in which to relax, feel at home with nature, unwind and recharge from the stresses of life. It is rich with traditional Nordic herbal and culinary plants, many of which are resurgent in Norway and Sweden.

The sauna and plunge pool form the core of the garden, with rugged natural slate and smooth timbers offering a juxtaposition of form and sensation. These, and the use of floating decks, offer clever and realistic solutions for small gardens where space is limited.

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