The Trafalgar Hotel Re-creates Mediterranean Herb Garden

08/08/2012

Ambius brings scents, tastes and colour to Central London’s largest roof top bar

The Trafalgar Hotel re-creates Mediterranean herb garden at Vista roof bar

Visitors to Vista, the stunning roof bar and chic dining venue at The Trafalgar Hotel, will enjoy a feast for the senses this summer with the creation of a beautiful Mediterranean herb garden – six floors up overlooking London’s iconic landmarks. Designed, installed and maintained by Ambius, the planting and fragrance specialist, the tapestry of herbal plants provides a sensuous mix of colour, scents and tastes to transport guests to the Med and North Africa.

Basil, rosemary, mint and thyme have been planted in two specially commissioned 1.5-metre-wide saucer shaped planters, while replica lavender and aloe vera plants carefully placed among rocky landscaping provide a backdrop that just begs to be baked by the sun.

Providing easy access to essential ingredients for the executive chef and expert mixologists, the herb garden has been designed to perfectly complement the Graze at Vista menu and herb-inspired cocktails. Graze at Vista is a summer dining concept that takes Mediterranean and North African influences and applies them to healthy, fresh produce. Cocktails include the Leila Lavender Martini which uses Gin Mare infused with olive, thyme, rosemary and basil, finished with a sprig of fresh lavender. Lynne Rushen, award winning designer at Ambius, said, “Vista offers a vibe of laid back cool meets Mediterranean flair. With Graze at Vista offering an exciting, fresh menu and the tempting choice of herb inspired cocktails from the bar, our brief was to create a really sensory experience through the creation of a herb garden. The use of the two over-sized saucer shaped planters providing a concentration of planting adds a new dimension to the space, giving guests an all-round sensory experience, evocative of relaxed lunches and magical evenings in the Med.”

Beat Ganz, Director of Operations at The Trafalgar Hotel, said, “The new herb garden embodies the contemporary style and creative flare synonymous with The Trafalgar Hotel, as we continue to mould a unique and inspirational environment for guests. This latest addition to Vista is a leading example, and one which truly demonstrates the innovative food and drink offerings at the hotel.”

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