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.
Concrete garden sculptures in form of life sized lambs lying down. In Hyssna you can visit a private garden with Meet the Locals
Three tortoise eating salad and fruit on the grass. You can meet these Locals with Meet the Locals
Purple clematis forms an arch leading to a leafy arbour and a table with a white cloth
Smoothing a concrete mould wearing a pair of yellow rubber gloves. Try some concrete casting yourself with Pia at Meet the Locals
Pia prepares a mould for casting a concrete sculpture in her garden in Hyssna

Concrete sculptures, fika, and Pia’s garden

  • Offered in Danish, English, German, Norwegian, Swedish
  • The Red Cottage in Hyssna
Stroll around the garden, say hi to the tortoises, cast a concrete candlestick and have a fika in the garden with bread made of flour from Lockö Mill and jam from the Skafferiet in Hyssna.

About Your Host, Pia

I’m an optimistic retired teacher interested in nature, animals, gardening, cookery, baking and crafts. The garden is my oasis with space for my concrete garden sculptures, for meetings between people and animals, as well as training courses. I grow without using pesticides and make room for insects and pollinators. My husband is a jazz music loving technician.

Who this is for

Anyone interested in nature, gardens or cementing who is keen to know more.


Anytime – the visit lasts about two hours.


The bus ride from Gothenburg takes around 1 hour. I’ll meet you at the Hyssna Handel bus stop. By car it takes about 40 minutes depending on where in Gothenburg you start from.

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100 SEK for the fika and cementing

Languages Spoken

Swedish and English good, and can get by in German, Danish and Norwegian too.

Tips from Locals

Pia’s four tips for things to see when you visit Hyssna:

Find more exciting tips about the area around Hyssna on the Mark Municipality  website.