When Radisson Blu opened its new hotel at East Midlands airport it wanted a planting scheme with a nod to its position, as the gateway to the National Forest.
The hotel’s décor included features such as birds suspended from the ceiling, and images of trees covering entire walls, and Radisson wanted Urban Planters Derbyshire to provide planting to reflect the woodland theme throughout the communal areas of the hotel.
After careful consideration of the various environmental conditions in the atrium, 16 Ficus binnendijkii ‘Alii’ were selected. All the trees stand in tall, square rattan-effect pots to create a natural feel.
In the restaurant, Urban Planters created a hedge effect around the restaurant area with densely planted, box-shaped Philodendrons in seven troughs. Outside, wooden planters housing Photinia fraseri ‘Red Robin’ trees and under-planted with topiary, soften the modern entrance.