Visit a Garden

If you love gardens then you should meet some of these wonderful Locals. They are opening their stunning private gardens to you.

Experience green-fingered Torun’s private oasis

Torun welcomes you to her red croft house with white trim surrounded by a fantastic historic environment and a magical garden. When she is not working as a professional gardener or travelling, Torun is here working hard to create her dream garden. Don’t be surprised if you hear some jazz notes among the birdsong because Torun loves jazz as much as meeting new people.

If you’d like to visit Torun click here: meet Torun

Swedish cottage from the 1890s in Rävlanda surrounded by lush greenery and where you can meet a gardener in her own private garden with Meet the Locals

Meet Pia in her artistic garden

When you’re in Hyssna, most people probably know of cheerful Pia whose artistic talents have been used to create a garden of wonder. Here is a fantastical mix of cast concrete animals and if you look really closely you may spot Harry Boy or Sally Lilja, who are Pia’s living turtles. If you would like to feed these two or try your hand at casting you are very welcome.

Read more about Pia and contact her here: meet Pia

Pia is also a member of Trädgårdsresan – open gardens in West Sweden

Pia from Meet the Locals is wearing blue overalls and a bucket hat and standing in her beautiful garden surrounded by some of her concrete sculptures.

Gun’s fantastic large garden of 50 sqm

Not many people can be proud of thirteen trees and eighteen shrubs on their small terraced house plot, but Gun can. Her interest in gardening started at an early age when she accompanied her grandfather to his Gothenburg allotment. Now she would like to offer you tips and ideas on how you too could create a large garden in a small area. Gun welcomes you!

If you would like to meet Gun click here

Gun from Meet the Locals is sitting on the grass with a big pink bucket beside her. It's not exactly clear what she is doing but she looks very happy.

An archipelago garden on the island of Lyr – The D´Arcy family welcomes you

Of course you can create a beautiful garden by the sea, surrounded by rocks and sculpted by the wind. The D´Arcy family would love to meet you there. A lovely family with a wide variety of interests and backgrounds; one is a retired sea captain! They have one thing in common, and that’s their love of gardening. They spend their summers creating and tending to this little oasis in one of Lyr’s glittering bays. The family would be delighted to swap gardening tips and ideas and to take you on a little coastal walk, weather permitting.

If you would like to meet The D´Arcy family click here

D´Arcy family is also member of of Trädgårdsresan – open gardens in West Sweden

A small tree with flame red leaves overhangs a small pond with lily pads. The garden is on the island of Lyr and you can visit it with Meet the Locals.

Beautiful biodiversity in a unique cemetery!

A cemetery might not be the first place you think of when it comes to gardens, but here in the churchyard in Härryda, Maria has created a little piece of paradise on Earth. Her main aim is to create a place that’s rich in biodiversity and she will be delighted to share her ideas and tips with you about how you can have a lush, flower filled space for butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects.

If you’d like to meet Maria click here: Meet Maria