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UPM Plywood sponsors The Finnish Soul Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020

Press Release 18.12.2019 12:00 EET

The event have been cancelled to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)


(UPM, Lahti, 18.12.2019, 12.00 EET) UPM Plywood sponsors The Finnish Soul Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020. The garden celebrates the International Year of Plant Health 2020 and the 40th anniversary of coming into force of the first Convention of The Protection of Baltic Sea Area, The Helsinki Convention.



The Finnish Soul Garden is built on elements that are closely related to Finnish identity: sauna, large rocks and natural vegetation; traditional summer flowers and deciduous trees.

The seaside and the opening view to the nearby islands are part of the souls of many Finns. “It is a haven with an atmosphere of relaxation, recuperation and recreation,” describes Taina Suonio, an environmental biologist and landscape designer, who has designed her own show garden at Chelsea Flower Show for the second year in a row. Last year, her show garden was awarded the second highest award, the Silver-gilt.

The Chelsea Flower Show is the leading gardening event in the world. The 2020 edition of the five-day event will be held between 19 and 23 May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, UK. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has organized the event in the same place since 1912.

“Biodiversity and the vitality of forests are important. The well-forested trees grow and bind carbon dioxide from the air, which is retained in wood products for decades. For example, one cubic meter of WISA plywood can store up to 1.000 kg of carbon dioxide depending on the type of wood”, says Ari Voutilainen, the head of UPM Plywood’s Stakeholder Relations.

For further information please contact:

UPM Plywood, Stakeholder Relations
Ari Voutilainen, ari.voutilainen(at)upm.com

Roslings Manor Gardens
Taina Suonio, taina.suonio(at)rmgardens.fi

Read about Taina Suonio’s last year’s show garden: The Roots in Finland Kyrö Garden

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