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Allotment gardens

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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.

 

Photo: David Elg, Moob

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