Community Biodiversity in Sweden

August 29, 2010

The Insect Garden, located within The Castle Gardens in Malmo, Sweden apologises for being “untidy”, but it’s this characteristic that describes its unfettered complexity and lush ecology. Mullein, teasel and globe thistle generate the upper canopy of this many layered garden, full of seed-heads, insects,  flowers and texture.

This popular organic garden located in the centre of Malmo, and open 24 hours a day, is a collaboration between the town council, and a collective of inspired gardeners. Everyone is welcome to work alongside the gardeners and there is genuine encouragement for organic gardening and learning. The Insect Garden is an example of how a mixture of wild and perennial flowers can create an environment not only for insects, but also act as a kind of reverie for the senses.


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