Parks and gardens
Landskrona is famous for its beautiful roundabouts and many green spaces in the heart of the town centre. You can practically stroll from one park to the next. Situated in central Landskrona is one of the country’s oldest allotments, Rothoffs museikoloni, the only one of its kind. The parks are brimming with rare trees and shrubs, and the trees have grown to be large and impressive. In the parks, you may also come across creatures such as bumblebees, red admirals and small bats.
Slottsparken (Castle park)
The main feature of Slottsparken is its large, old trees. Here, you’re surrounded by 100-year-old oaks, maples, copper beeches, chestnuts and more. A lime alley extends along the Citadel’s moat towards the beach promenade.
In Slottsparken, there are many rarities such as the Gingko tree, which is easily recognisable due to its fan-shaped leaves. The dawn redwood is one of the oldest trees on Earth and has grown here for 200 million years. The wild service tree is an unusual tree with deep, pointed leaves.
Stadsparken (town park)
The park features large trees and open glades. Laid out in 1869, Stadsparken is the oldest of Landskrona’s central parks. This was once the site of the Church of St. John the Baptist, which was as large as Lund Cathedral. The church’s foundations are marked.
In the middle of the park stands a stately scarlet oak. The leaves have more pointed ends than the common oak tree, and the acorns are flattened. A sugar maple stands tall just north of the oak. The sap from this tree is used to make maple syrup. Along the path in a north-easterly direction, the shrub roses bloom in white, yellow and orange.
Landskrona is one of the towns in Sweden with the most allotments. The 1,400 or so allotments create a rural touch, even though you are in the middle of the town. The allotments are divided into six different allotment areas of varying sizes. Each area has its own allotment association.
The Citadel allotment area
The Citadel allotment area is one of the oldest in the country and is where the Rothoffs Museikoloni allotment garden museum is located, the only one of its kind in Sweden. In the 1860s, pharmacist Bergh was busy cultivating medicinal plants here; soon after, more and more people started leasing allotments. Eventually, the building of small timber houses was allowed. Today, there are some 125 allotments in the area. The allotments vary in age and appearance. The oldest houses have wooden panels in light colours and framed windows. There are also some pavilions that were built in 1913 when the town celebrated its 500th anniversary.
Rothoffs Museikoloni allotment garden museum
The cottage was built in 1903 and is one of the oldest preserved timber houses in the area. The allotment 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. The Rothoff allotment is now a beautiful, peaceful place where you can sit and enjoy the garden and take a look in the timber house.
Every year, the head gardener offers different themes and crops.