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Blå Huset i Borrby

A contemporary garden with a blue house as a backdrop - Blå Huset means "Blue House". There is also a nursery specialising in perennials.

Head Gardener's Comment

Blå Huset Open Garden is a stimulating contemporary garden, a committed plant lover’s oasis filled with creativity and fun.

Photograph © Blå Huset i Borrby
Photograph © Blå Huset i Borrby
Photograph © Blå Huset i Borrby
Photograph © Blå Huset i Borrby
Photograph © Blå Huset i Borrby
Photograph © Blå Huset i Borrby
Photograph © Blå Huset i Borrby

History

The garden is 8 years old and of two completely different natures. Half (the shady garden) is planted on what once was a rundown private residence's garden. The other half is planted in the ruins of an old industrial building. In this section, the pathways are the old concrete floor of the demolished building and the planting is done around the edges of the concrete floor, in holes in the concrete floor and cellar holes. This section is in full sun and planted with drought tolerant plants.

Plants of note

Half of the garden is planted with drought resistant perennials and shrubs. Lots of hydrangea, heuchera and peonies both bush and tree fill the other half of the garden.

Köpmangatan 6, Borrby, Sweden

Opening times: 2010 May Sat - Sun 11-5 pm May 13-16 Thurs - Sun 11-5 pm June Fri - Sun 11-5 pm Closed Midsummer’s Eve June 26 July - Aug 15 Tues - Sun 11-5 pm Aug 16-30 Sept Sat - Sun 11-4 pm

No entrance fee but guided tours in July and August Saturdays 2 pm( about 1 hour) cost 30skr per person

Visit the Blå Huset i Borrby website

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