Allotment Colonies in Sweden

August 30, 2010

This series of charming summer allotment cottages (located within garden villages or colonies in Landskrona and Lund, Sweden), are more retreats rather than utilitarian gardens. They reflect a conviction in the importance of surrounding oneself with heritage flowers, edible plants and fruit trees, and taking refuge within one’s own vision of living closer to nature. This is a simpler approach to life, where tending the garden, reading, observing, enjoying one’s own food, and sharing time with allotment neighbours is given a sense of priority. The creative essence of the gardens seems to be carefree planting, each a sanctuary with a sense of growing abundance and to some extent a degree of personal anarchy. The garden colonies are a world apart, a community of enchantment, where people plant according to their own instincts.


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