We had the pleasure of designing the garden of Liisa and Osmo’s house. Design was based on the architecture of the house and the view to the pine forest behind the house.
As the spring days get warmer, a balcony becomes a room alongside other rooms again. Even a small balcony can be turned into a blooming garden with a touch of creativity and these tips about spring 2017’s balcony trends listed by our gardening expert Mats Wikström:
Construction is under way on a rain garden in Kalastama, Helsinki, within the framework of the Smart Kalasatama project. In this blog we review the state of the project and explain how a rain garden works and why it is an especially good solution in urban conditions.
The rain garden built within the framework of the Smart Kalasatama project is now completed and on proud display in the schoolyard of Kalasatama primary school. “We would like residents in the area to feel like this is a rain garden for everyone,” explains gardening wizard Mats Wikström, one of the project leaders.
People need nature around them to feel healthy and to be happy. This is true inside as well as outside. This spring we are taking part in Smart Kalasatama’s agile piloting programme and building a thriving urban oasis in the Kalasatama district in Helsinki. We’ll create a rain garden designed to store rainwater and to return it to nature.