Wimbledon, London United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 11, 2008 -- Scandinaviaâs grandest amusement park is also the greenest and has been so since the park opened in 1923. The promenade is lined by trees, and the scent of hundreds of thousands of flowers is an important part of the experience.
A completely new park has been created especially for Gardens of Gothenburg. Fisher Tomlin have worked alongside David Schofield and Catherine Heatherington from the UK, Lisebergâs head gardeners Thomas Dahl and Peter TÃ¶rnberg and Swedish architects 02Landskap to create a major new urban landscape for the city. A number of natural spaces have been created based that take full advantage of the natural landscape that was already there.
The themed areas include large areas of new plantings and include the brand new Plant Oasis, Indian Summer and the Waterfall visible at the entrance to Liseberg Park.
Some of the plants used include native Swedish trees but a large number of ornamentals have also been introduced. Here are just some of the special species and varieties used.
Trees Acer japonicum âAureumâ, SolfjÃ¤derlÃ¶nn Acer saccharinum âWieriâ, SilverlÃ¶nn Davidia involucrate vilmoriniana, NÃ¤sdukstrÃ¤d (DuvtrÃ£d) Cornus kousa chinensis âChina Girlâ,Koreansk Blomsterkornell Liquidamber styraciflua , AmbratrÃ¤d Liriodendron tulipifera, TulpantrÃ¤d Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Kinesisk Sekroja Populus nigra âItalicaâ, Italiensk svartpoppel Pyrus calleryana âChanticleerâ, PrydnadspÃ£von Stewartia pseudocamellia, Japansk Skenkamelia
Perennials Actaea ramosa âPink Spikeâ, RÃµdbladigt silverax Epimedium yougianum âNiveumâ ,Sockblomma Hosta âHalcyonâ , Funkiq Knautia macedonica, Grekish vÃ¤dd Miscanthus sinensis âKleine FontÃ¤ineâ,Glansmiscanthus Rodgersia pinnata âChocolate Wingsâ,Finger rodgersia Salvia verticilliata âPurple Rainâ, Krans salvia Thalictrum delavayi, Violruta Tradescantia andersoniana âKarminspiegeâTremastar blomma Veronicastrum virginicum âDianaâ,Kransveronica
The Gardens of Gothenburg festival opens on 28th June and Liseberg Park will be open for the whole of the festival with guided tours of the new gardens daily at 14.00 unti 24 August and at 16.00 from 25 August. To find out more about Fisher Tomlin go to http://www.andrewfishertomlin.co.uk.