Sweden’s oldest allotment areas

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Sweden’s oldest allotment areas

Welcome to Landskrona, home to the most allotments in Sweden. Stroll around the Citadel allotment area and enjoy the floral splendour and ornate wooden decorations. Rothoffs Museikoloni allotment garden museum is also situated here, the only one of its kind.

In the 1860s, pharmacist Bergh was busy cultivating medicinal plants here; soon after, more and more people started constructing their own plant cultivation allotments. The oldest houses have wooden panels in light colours and framed windows, and are adorned with ornate wooden decor. There are also a couple of pavilions from 1913, when the town celebrated its 500th anniversary.

The area is home to Rothoffs Museikoloni allotment garden museum, the only one of its kind in Sweden. Built in 1903, Rothoffs Museikoloni allotment garden museum is one of the oldest preserved timber houses in the area. The timber house is furnished as it would have been in the early 20th century, and it houses a small exhibition on the history of the allotment area and the Rothoff family. Today, Rothoffs Museikoloni allotment garden is a beautiful, peaceful place where you can sit and enjoy the garden and take a look in the timber house.

The timber house is open during the summer. The garden stays open all year round.


Photo: David Elg, Moob

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