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Inspiration

For designer Ulf Nordfjell, Swedish nature is always present in his designs and he has a strong preference for natural materials. Modern, strong design elements are the underlying theme always apparent in his parks and gardens. Products are made of Swedish materials such as granite, steel and timber.

About Ulf Nordfjell

“Swedish nature is always
present in my garden design”

Ulf Nordfjell

Designer Ulf Nordfjell is a leading landscape architect working partly in his own private practice and for Ramböll Sweden in Stockholm for public spaces. As an exhibition architect and designer he has created some of Sweden’s largest outdoor exhibitions and thus evoked a new interest for contemporary Swedish garden design, among others the Garden Society in Gothenburg in 2008.  Ulf has won many prizes for his landscape architecture in Sweden. City parks in the cities of Linköping, Lund, Malmö, Norrköping, Umeå, Skellefteå and Stockholm, are prime examples of Ulf’s work. The main entrance of the Botanical Garden and the Garden Society in Gothenburg are examples of reconstructed and developed historical parks. Examples of City development including modern parks are large projects in Skellefteå and Umeå and new housing projects in Stockholm such as Silverdal, Sollentuna and Dalenum, Lidingö.

Numerous private gardens throughout Sweden bear testament to Ulf’s creative landscape skills. Ulf’s interest in combining architecture and design with horticulture and nature is well known and he has developed his own style, based on the local genus for every project. His passion for designing with plants can be seen in all of his projects, all of which take into consideration the variable climates that appear from the North to South of Sweden. An example is the permanent exhibition “The Gardens of the Forest” at Wij gardens in Ockelbo. “I think Swedish nature is always present in my garden design.”

Ulf won RHS Gold medals for his Tribute to Linnaeus Garden 2007, The Daily Telegraph Garden 2009 and The Laurent – Perrier garden 2013. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious title Best In Show. Nowadays he is focusing on a huge private estate in Stockholm and his third garden on the French Riviera. Ulf is now working on a new book about his garden design being published spring 2021 at Prisma/Nordstedts.

Gardens and parks

Private gardens

2017 – 2019

Private gardens in Djursholm, Sweden and St Tropez, France  etc.

2016

Private garden in Antibes, France, on going project

2015  

Rydboholm castle, an ongoing restoration and modern addings to a baroque castle nearby Stockholm, Sweden

2014 – 2019

Private Sea Shore garden in Österlen, South Sweden

2013 – 2014

Private garden in St Tropez, France

2012 – 2013

Private garden at Lidingö, Sweden (Ekholmsnäs)

2012

Garden at Design hotel Ett Hem, centre of Stockholm, Sweden

2010

Private Estate, Värmdö, Sweden (Villa Sandö)

Private garden, centre of Stockholm (Villa Johan)

2009

Zetas Garden Centre in association with housing architect LindbergStenberg Architects, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

The Botanical Garden of Göteborg, Sweden, a reconstruction of `A tribute to Linnaeus´

2004 – 2005

Wij Gardens, Ockelbo, Sweden,`The gardens of the forest´

2003 – 2008

The Garden Society of Göteborg, Sweden, masterplan and garden exhibition

 

Public parks

2019

New perennial schemes for planting beds in the city parks of Kalmar and Kumla and the Spa Park of Umeå, all in Sweden

2019

New summer plant schemes (2020) with huge planting beds for the city park of Skellefteå and the Museum of Millesgården, Lidingö, both in Sweden

2018 – 2019

Developing plans for Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Alviks strand and Värtahamnen, all in Stockholm, Sweden

2016 – 2017

Citypark in the centre of Lund, Sweden,`The Graden of sun and shadow´

2013 – 2017

Citypark in the centre of Umeå, Sweden, Rådhusparken, restoration and a waterfront park all in a modern design, perennial and annual borders etc.

2012

Berzelii Park, a total makeover of city park in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden 

2010 – 2018

Museum of Millesgården, Lidingö, Sweden, exhibitions and annuals borders

2010

The garden ” A tribute to Linnaeus” being removed and reconstructed permanently in Växjö, Sweden, the birth city of Linnaeus

2005 – 2018

Citypark in the centre of Skellefteå, Sweden, waterfront park, water piazza, playground area, perennial and annual borders etc.

 

Exhibitions

2013

Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK

2010

Christmas exhibition at Millesgården and Waldemarsudde Art Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Nordfjell Collection at the Furniture Fair Stockholm, Sweden

Nordfjell Collection at the Garden Fair Stockholm, Sweden

Floralies, International Garden Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium

Nordfjell Collection at the Gallery Nivå 125, Båstad, Sweden

Summer exhibition, Millesgården, Stockholm, Sweden

2009

Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK

2008

Exhibition architect for the Garden Exhibition at the Garden Society in Göteborg, Sweden

2007

Chelsea Flower Show, London, UK

2005

Landscape architect for ”The Gardens of the forest” at Wij Gardens, Ockelbo, Sweden

2002

Artistic Director, Norrvikens Gardens, Båstad, Sweden

2001

Landscape Architect for Orangeri Garden at the Housing Exhibition, Malmö, Sweden

2000

Exhibition architect for  ” Gardens of Pleasure”, Göteborg, Sweden

1998

Exhibition architect for ” Arts and crafts and gardening”, Stockholm Culture City of Europe, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Awards

2018

City Environmental Prize, Lidingö Stad, for Dalenumkajen

2016

Lunds City Developing Prize for `The Garden of sun and shadow´

2015

Nominated for the Sienna Prize for Rådhusparken Umeå

2014

Nominated for the Sienna Prize for City Park in Skellefteå

Stockholm City Developing Prize

2013

Chelsea Flower Show, The Laurent-Perrier garden, London, Gold medal

2012

The Patriotic Society, Silver medal

2011

Växjö, the Gardens of Linnaeus. Swedish architects for the province of   Jönköping and Kronoberg

2010

Karlskrona City Environment, Swedish architects for the province of Blekinge and Kalmar

2009

Chelsea Flower Show, The Daily Telegraph Garden, London, Gold medal and Best in Show

2008

Dale Carli Caprice, Swedish City Gardener´s Prize

Magazine `All about garden´ Large Prize

2007

Science Council, Silver Medal

Sigge Ternwalls Construction Prize

Chelsea Flower Show `A tribute to Linnaeus´, London, won Gold.

2005

Park of Wij Gardens,`The Gardens of the Forest´.  Appointed to the years most beautiful park.

2004

Swedish architects prize, upper Northern Sweden, prize for SPA Park Umeå.

2002

Green Penn prize.

1999

Ulla Molin prize.

1996

Sienna prize, Swedish architects prize for Knights Park, Stockholm.

1992

Mark Concrete Association’s outdoor environment. Prize for the landscaping of Arlanda International Airport.

Contact

Nordfjell Collection
Box 4017
102 61 Stockholm
Sweden

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