From Denmark to Japan
Nicolai Bergmann was born in 1976 and grew up in Dragør, Denmark. With his father working in the potted plant business and grandparents running an apple orchard, Nicolai was almost destined to pursue a career related to flowers and plants.
At the age of 19, after finishing a 3-year long floristry program, Nicolai visited Japan for the first time to travel and intern at a flower shop. Just two years later he returned to Japan and since then over 20 years have passed.
Q&A with Nicolai Bergmann
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Since the start of his career, Nicolai Bergmann has hoped to translate his inspiration from Japan into a more tangible and lasting form and has searched for many years for a great place to do so.
During a weekend trip in 2015, he finally discovered the land of Gora, Hakone, where he felt it was the perfect place. Nicolai Bergmann Hakone Gardens is a unique place where Nicolai's design is incorporated into nature and connects people with the beautiful land.