Follow the diversity planting all through summer


Plum trees grew in the park at Söderlångvik Manor in the age of Amos Anderson, which is where this new garden space got its name, The Plum Garden.

Here we have built a diversity planting with annual flowering plants that will provide food and shelter for pollinating insects. The garden room supports biodiversity in Söderlångvik Museum Park throughout the year. Some plants were sown earlier in the spring and are planted out as soon as the temperature allows. Other fast-growing flowers are directly sown in the beds in May.

You are welcome to visit the site several times during the 2023 growing season to see the whole development from early summer greenery to late summer colour.

The Plum Garden has a livestream – please check in several times during the summer, so you can see how the scenery changes!

The garden is designed and implemented by Petra Barre-Cygnel and Pia Holm, pictured here on Blossom Day 27 May 2023 with Karin Arfman, the Manor’s head gardener. Photo: Hanna Vuorio-Wilson