Works begins to bring Swedish Garden to Gateshead

Swedish garden set for Saltwell park

An idea for a Swedish garden in Saltwell Park, Gateshead is making progress with works beginning on site this week.

The Buzzing Garden, led by the National Garden Scheme (NGS) with support from Gateshead Council, is the result of a collaboration between North East England and Region Västra Götaland, West Sweden through the ten-year-old Cultural Links programme. 

Designed by Swedish gardeners it follows the huge success of the Classic English Garden in Jonsered near Gothenburg.  

Find out more about the Buzzing Garden

Tyne and Wear Lord Lieutenant Sue Winfield has been following the project's progress and said: "I was delighted to learn that the Sweden-inspired 'Buzzing Garden' planned for Saltwell Park in Gateshead will go on-site in May and be built in time for The World Transplant Games. 

"The Garden is a testament to long-standing Anglo-Swedish friendship and will act as a magnet for tourists and incoming Scandinavian businesses as well as providing a wonderful community resource and encouraging health and well-being. Having the National Garden Scheme as a major partner will mean that tourists can experience an open-garden trail throughout our wonderful region."

A spokesperson for Gateshead Council said: "It's a welcome addition to Saltwell Park attracting local and international visitors. A real asset for the North East."

The list of supporters for The Buzzing Garden is impressive with input ranging from financial contributions to businesses committing expert skills and resources. 

The NGS Northumberland/Tyne and Wear team and the Hon Consul for Sweden, Caroline Theobald CBE, have worked alongside Gateshead business woman Helen Cadzow to secure input from: Region Västra Götaland, Tarmac, Helen McArdle, Husqvarna, Pictorial Meadows, Nixon Hire, Johnsons of Whixley, Speedy Services, Swedish Orient Line, Trädgårdsresan, SealEco, Little Plant Company and Hadrian Healthcare. 

The Buzzing Garden is set to open during The World Transplant Games which will be taking place in Gateshead in August. 

Swedish garden set for Saltwell park
21 May 2019

An idea for a Swedish garden in Saltwell Park, Gateshead is making progress with works beginning on site this week.

The Buzzing Garden, led by the National Garden Scheme (NGS) with support from Gateshead Council, is the result of a collaboration between North East England and Region Västra Götaland, West Sweden through the ten-year-old Cultural Links programme. 

Designed by Swedish gardeners it follows the huge success of the Classic English Garden in Jonsered near Gothenburg.  

Find out more about the Buzzing Garden

Tyne and Wear Lord Lieutenant Sue Winfield has been following the project's progress and said: "I was delighted to learn that the Sweden-inspired 'Buzzing Garden' planned for Saltwell Park in Gateshead will go on-site in May and be built in time for The World Transplant Games. 

"The Garden is a testament to long-standing Anglo-Swedish friendship and will act as a magnet for tourists and incoming Scandinavian businesses as well as providing a wonderful community resource and encouraging health and well-being. Having the National Garden Scheme as a major partner will mean that tourists can experience an open-garden trail throughout our wonderful region."

A spokesperson for Gateshead Council said: "It's a welcome addition to Saltwell Park attracting local and international visitors. A real asset for the North East."

The list of supporters for The Buzzing Garden is impressive with input ranging from financial contributions to businesses committing expert skills and resources. 

The NGS Northumberland/Tyne and Wear team and the Hon Consul for Sweden, Caroline Theobald CBE, have worked alongside Gateshead business woman Helen Cadzow to secure input from: Region Västra Götaland, Tarmac, Helen McArdle, Husqvarna, Pictorial Meadows, Nixon Hire, Johnsons of Whixley, Speedy Services, Swedish Orient Line, Trädgårdsresan, SealEco, Little Plant Company and Hadrian Healthcare. 

The Buzzing Garden is set to open during The World Transplant Games which will be taking place in Gateshead in August. 

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