Gardening Magazine

Allotments, Stockholm Style

By Outofmyshed @OutofmyShed

Stockholm allotments on a steep hill 2

On a recent trip to Stockholm, as well as getting to merrily sing along at the newly created Abba Museum (great fun by the way), my fantastic host, Viveka, took me to see some great allotments.

Stockholm allotments overlooking the water

We visited two sites, Arstalunden (meaning a small thicket or wood) and Eriksbergs (Erik’s mountain) along a hillside, both of which overlooked the water,

View from allotment

giving a rather heavenly view.

Watering on a stockholm allotment

 Not only was the planting glorious,

Stockholm allotment

but you just couldn’t help being wowed by the individual abodes-in-miniature, snugly situated on each plot.

House and shed on a Stockholm allotment

I mean some plots had both a cabin and a shed,

Chairs to relax on at a Stockholm allotment

but they all looked like the perfect spot to relax (as well as great space for gardening experimentation).

Sponsored Tradgard allotment 2

At some point we hit an old railway track (reminding me of a fab film called The Station Agent) where Tradgard (the  major Swedish Gardening magazine) had sponsored a veg patch entirely made up of moving crates. Great to see.

Arstalunden allotment in Stockholm

Similarly to the UK, there are waiting lists for such fantastic plots, but blimey,  how wonderful should your name come up!

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